Cobourg Police Introduce the Youth in Policing Initiative
The pilot project is a partnership between the Cobourg Police Services Board and the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Local youths are employed by the Cobourg Police Service and then fulfill a number of functions in the community, from helping with children's programs at the local library, to cleaning up the town's parks.
"The objective of this program is to help police and our youths in our community to better interact with each other," said Cobourg Police Chief Kai Liu. "At the same time, youth are given opportunities to work in our community in many different community centres and organizations. The kids will be challenged to work with groups of individuals that they normally wouldn't associate with."