Volunteer Opportunity - 2011
Youth Program - Adult Leaders
Halifax Regional Police
Halifax Regional Police is a diverse police agency that is committed to community service and partnering with Halifax Regional Municipality to continually enhance and improve safety and security in our neighbourhoods. We are one of the largest police agencies in Atlantic Canada.
We are looking for individuals who have a passion for volunteering and a desire to make a difference in our community.
What is Halifax Regional Police Youth Program?
Led by adult volunteers, the Halifax Regional Police Youth Program (HRPYP) is for youth, between the ages of 14 and 19 years, who wish to build leadership skills and take and active role in their community. Many of the members are aspiring to careers in the policing field.
Along with regular meetings the group often takes part in a variety of activities and events throughout the year. Activities can be educational, community service related or just plain fun and include presentations by guest speakers, field trips, camping trips, traffic control, Police Week, fingerprinting clinics, McGruff mascot appearances, bike rodeos, bike patrols, parades, concerts, etc.
Why should I join?
To provide leadership for youth who want to make a difference in the community and through your support, make a difference yourself.
- 21 years of age or older.
- Interested in working with youth.
- Pass Halifax Regional Police security clearances.
- Mature, responsible, trustworthy, team-player.
- Able to make a minimum one-year commitment.
Adult Leaders work as a team to:
- Promote the program.
- Plan and participate in activities and outings.
- Direct, mentor and ensure the safety of youth members.
- Attend meetings and training sessions.
- Attend external activities and events.
- Provide support and encouragement.
NOTE: Candidates being considered for Adult Leaders with Halifax Regional Police Youth Program must successfully meet the security clearance requirements administered by Halifax Regional Police, which may include, but are not limited to, a pre-employment polygraph.
How can I become a leader?
For more information about Halifax Regional Police Youth Program, visit www.halifax.ca/Police/volunteering/HRPYouthProgram.html , call 490-6976 or email email@example.com.
Leading and Partnering in our Community to Serve and Protect.
Safety, Peace and Order in our Community.
HRP Core Values
Our core values, listed below, support our vision and mission statement:
Respect - display courteous regard for each other and the diverse community we serve
Diversity - respect and embrace our differences to provide culturally responsible policing
Integrity - be ethical in actions and decisions
Professionalism - provide distinguished service
Accountability - take responsibility for actions
- Prompt response to calls for service
- Enforcement of all statutes, federal, provincial and municipal
- Solve crime through investigation of offences, collection and analysis of evidence, gathering information from informants, and other sources such as Crime Stoppers and surveillance
- Crime prevention through public service talks, messages and promotion of crime prevention programs such as Operation Identification, Neighbourhood Watch, etc.
- Referral to other social or government agencies
- Public education through programs to inform and educate the public about problems in their neighbourhoods, or talks on timely topics, encouraging community involvement with police
- Problem solving hand-in-hand with the community to both prevent crime and advance community safety.