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Toronto Police Service Youth in Policing Initiative, 16th anniversary

July 4, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

July 4, 2022, Toronto, Ont. – Members of the Toronto Police Service have welcomed 117 young people from across the city as they begin their eight week internship with the 2022 Summer Youth in Policing Initiative Program.

This year’s hybrid summer program will be the first one held after a two-year hiatus. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Toronto Police Service Youth in Policing Initiative Summer Program.

These students will be assigned to various units and divisions. They will be acquiring job experiences and life skills through their work with police officers and community members. They will also have an opportunity to partake in several community events and training.

The Youth in Policing Initiative is part of the Government of Ontario’s Youth Opportunities Strategy. This strategy is helping to build stronger communities by establishing and expanding community programs that help youth achieve a brighter future.


The young people in this program, aged 15-18, represent neighbourhoods throughout the city namely: Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown, Thistletown-Beaumond Heights, Elms-Old Rexdale, Black Creek, South Parkdale, Eglinton East, Kennedy Park, Scarborough Village, Weston-Pellam Park, Mount Dennis, Flemingdon Park, Victoria Village, Crescent Town; Regent Park and Oakridge.

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