Youth in Policing

The Youth In Policing Initiative, run in partnership with Durham Region Police Service, is an eight-week summer employment opportunity for youth ages 15-18 who reside in Durham Region. 

Application Process

Employment application is completed through the Durham Region Police Service (DRPS). Successful candidates hired by the DPRS for this program are enrolled in the two-credit co-op (GPP3O1 and GPP3O8).  Registration for the co-op portion is done at the contract signing session with the DRPS in mid-June. For further information regarding application to this program please visit theYouth In Policing Initiative information page.

(Note: Durham Continuing Education does not have influence on students chosen for this program.  Students hired by DRPS are referred to Durham Continuing Education). 

Course Information and Forms

Program Overview

Program Information

Throughout the program, youth will interact with, and learn about, the many aspects of policing. They will have the opportunity to serve their community through many outreach projects and learn about leadership and teamwork. Students may be eligible to receive two high school credits for their participation in the program, and many other certifications are possible through the program.  


Program Dates:       July 4 to August 25, 2022, Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Delivery Model:     Blended (In-Person and Online Synchronous) 

 Report Cards
Final report cards will be available by the end of August/early September.   For students enrolled in a DDSB day school, the report card will be sent to their home school.  Students enrolled in a DCDSB school will have their marks and report cards electronically transmitted to their schools for upload to their Ontario Student Record. All remaining students will have their report card emailed to the address on file in early September.  Marks will NOT be given out over the telephone.  Students will be given a final unofficial mark summary at the end of their program. 

Note: Durham Region Police Service determines the calendar for this program.  Please refer to DRPS for the detailed calendar.