As part of national Take Our Kids to Work Day, junior high school students are spending today in the shoes of an RCMP employee.
The initiative exposes students to diverse career opportunities within the force, from emergency response to forensics.
“Today’s activities will bring police work to life and give kids a sense of what’s possible with the RCMP,” said Cst. Brian Swallow, who is coordinating the program. “Police Dog Services will sniff out narcotics and drones will take photos from the air, all right in front of the students.”
The day’s schedule will include demonstrations from a variety of departments, lunch in the mess hall and the chance to interact with the men and women of the force.
Take Our Kids to Work Day happens annually on the first Wednesday of November. Students from a variety of schools – across the Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding areas – are participating.