Halifax Regional Police (HRP) is hosting its inaugural HRP Kids and Cops Summer Camp August 14-18. HRP School Resource Officers and Community Response Officers selected 30 campers, nine to 13 years of age, to participate. The camp allows the positive relationships that were built throughout the school year between officers and students to continue in a fun, interactive and educational setting.
Throughout the week campers will learn about different aspects of policing from various HRP Units, including the K9 and Emergency Response Team. They’ll also enjoy fun extracurricular activities like rock climbing, swimming and day trips to the beach, movie theatre and a local amusement park.
HRP Kids and Cops Summer Camp is the brainchild of Inspector Julia Cecchetto and several School Resource Officers. “Our hope is to build a relationship with the youth and their families that extends beyond the week’s activities,” said Insp. Cecchetto. “Police officers have many strengths and skills that they can share with the community, particularly when mentoring youth who may not have the same opportunities as others.”
Source: Media Release