The Youth in Policing is a joint partnership between the Toronto Police Service, the Toronto Police Service Board and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The program is a paid position and employs students between the ages of 15-18 years within priority identified neighbourhoods.
The youth work within our various units and divisions. While at work youth have the opportunity to see daily police operations from an internal perspective, interact with police officers on a personal level and gain hands on job experience. Students are also taken on tours to various police facilities, namely the Marine Unit, Mounted Unit, The Police Dog Services etc.
There are three Youth in Policing Programs that run throughout the year; summer, fall and winter. The programs run as follows:
- Summer Program – July to August
- Fall Program – September to December
- Winter Program – January to April.
The Summer Program runs throughout the summer months during the day from Monday – Friday and students work a 35 hour week. The Fall and Winter Programs are part-time after-school programs that include evenings and some weekend work and students work 6 hours per week.
Currently we are in our recruiting phase for the 2017 Fall YIPI Program and we are providing lunch time information sessions where we set up a table and distribute our job add and answer any questions students in passing have during their lunch period. Please let us know if this is something you are interested in.
Applications will be accepted online at www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 30th, 2017.
- be a student between the ages of 15 and 18 years as of July 4, 2017
- be legally eligible to work in Canada
- be attending school
- not have previously participated in any YIPI program
- be successful through the employment security clearance process
Applicants must also permanently reside in one of the priority identified neighbourhoods:
Please note that if your youth do not reside within one of these areas but live in Toronto they can still apply to the program.
Councillor Paul Ainslie