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Careers Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI)

Fostering job skills and police-community ties through policing education and leadership training.

The Sarnia Police Service, in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, will offer the YIPI Program as part of our ongoing strategy to address the growing needs of our youth.

The goal of YIPI is to give four young people an opportunity to develop job skills while enhancing police and community relations.

The YIPI initiative is an eight-week summer paid employment opportunity for youth between the ages of 15 to 18. Youth must be attending a secondary school program and reside in the City of Sarnia. Over the course of the eight weeks, youth will interact with, and learn about, the many aspects of policing, have the opportunity to serve their community, and enhance their leadership and teamwork skills.

Ultimately, the participating students will learn valuable life and employment skills that will benefit them for many years to come.

Is YIPI for You?

In order to be considered for the YIPI Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Sarnia
  • Are between the ages 15–18
  • Must not have any criminal charges pending before the court
  • Are legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Seek work experience/job skills training
  • Would benefit from this developmental opportunity regarding leadership and civic responsibility
  • Successfully complete the recruitment/background check process
  • Agree to a mentoring relationship with our fellow officers and/or civilian members
  • Available to attend the entire full eight-week program

Contact Information

For more information, about the YIPI Program, contact:

Sergeant Steve Ruetz
Email: sruetz@police.sarnia.on.ca

For application questions, contact:

Human Resources
Email: SPSCareers@police.sarnia.on.ca

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