The Owen Sound Police Service KIDS program has been designed to target the subject areas most requested by educators and most needed by youth in our communities, from a policing perspective. The six main subject areas – Youth and the Law, Peer to Peer Relationships, Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Online and Social Media Awareness, Bullying and Mental Health Awareness – couldn’t be of greater importance as discussion topics in our classrooms. LEARN MORE
Children's Safety Village
The Positive Choices Community Village is a portable, fun and interactive display which is taken from school to school. It is where children up to Grade 3 will learn about traffic safety, crosswalks, school bus safety, drug awareness, become street proofed, deal with cyber-bullying and more. The gymnasium-sized community safety village includes a large mat with a printed grassy perimeter, street and sidewalk in an oval. Miniature versions of a school and school bus, fire hall, house, hydro lines and a pond are placed around while kids will ride in battery-powered cars.
Student Team On Patrol
The Owen Sound Police Service has a Summer Employment Program funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Initiative called Student Team On Patrol (STOP) who works alongside the Community Services Officer in a full time capacity during June, July and August of each year. The STOP student gains experience in various aspects of policing and is responsible for project development, implementation, administrative functions and supervision over another student program.
Youth in Policing Initiative
The Owen Sound Police Service has an eight week Summer Employment Program in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services called Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI). This employment is a mentorship program that helps develop skills and abilities for youth attaining personal goals while working in the Community Services office. The YIPI student will gains knowledge and skills by delivering information on crime prevention and other initiatives. The YIPI student also participates in customer service delivery and community interaction. The Owen Sound Police Service is committed to positive working relationships with youth and this position enhances their exposure to the policing work environment through educational and productive work assignments. LEARN MORE