Are you looking to start a career in the police services and/or security industries? Do you live in one of Toronto's 13 Priority Areas?
If so, make sure you apply to the Toronto Police Service (TPS)'s 2011 Youth in Policing Initiative.
Started in 2006, the Youth in Policing Initiative offers approximately 150 students a chance to gain invaluable work experience while strengthening relationships between the police and the communities they serve. Here's a videoof what some of the past program participants have to say.
Those interested in applying to the program must:
- Reside in one of the 13 Priority Areas
- Not have been convicted of a criminal offense for which a pardon has not been granted and not have any charges pending before the courts
- Be between the ages of 14 and 17
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and legally eligible to work in Canada
- Be returning to school in September
The salary is $10.90/hr and you will be expected to work 35 hours/week from July 4, 2011 to August 26, 2011.
To apply, download and complete the 2011 Youth in Policing Initiative Application Form. Or you can pick up an application form at your local police division, Toronto Police Headquarters, Driftwood Community Centre, Malvern Recreation Centre, Regent Park North Community Centre, or Rexdale Youth Resource Centre.
TPS recommends that you drop-off your completed application form in-person at your local police division. You can also forward your application to:
Toronto Police Service Employment Unit
40 College Street, 2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2B3
Take note that applications are due by Friday, February 18, 2011.
For more information on the program, attend one of the upcoming information sessions:
February 2 from 5-8pm at 31 Division - 40 Norfinch Drive
February 5 from 9-4pm at Toronto Police College - 70 Birmingham Street
February 9 from 5-8pm at 43 Division - 4331 Lawrence Avenue East.
Alternatively, contact Danielle Dowdy, Program Coordinator at 416 808 7618.