Youth in Policing (YIP) runs two separate initiatives a year. Each initiative is designed to give a unique experience to Durham youth while maintaining the vision and values of the program.
The Summer Initiative was founded in 2006. Employment typically commences on the first week of July to the last week of August (8 weeks), working Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm (32 hours per week). Approximately 85 Students and 8 Team Leaders are hired for the Summer Initiative and members typically work out of the Durham College / Ontario Tech University campus.
The Winter Initiative was founded in 2012 takes place throughout the school year. Employment typically commences on the last week of November to the last week of March (14 working weeks), working Wednesdays 5pm to 8pm, and Saturdays 9am to 5pm (11 hours per week). The Winter Initiative follows the same break schedule of the Durham District School Board for winter and spring break; Students do not get exam week off. Approximately 80 Students and 8 Team Leaders are hired for the Winter Initiative and members typically work out of the Durham College / Ontario Tech University campus.
COVID-19: Going Virtual
After two years of virtual programming, YIP is returning in-person! Students will work out of the Durham College / Ontario Tech University North Campus. All COVID-19 protocols issued by the government, DRPS, and campus location will be adhered to.
Summer Student Positions (non-YIP)
If you are a post-secondary student and do not meet the eligibility criteria for YIP (listed below in "Eligibility Criteria" section), then you can consider applying for one of the numerous Summer Student positions offered by the DRPS! Information about these positions can be found on the job posting when they go live at recruitdrps.durham.ca. Please note these positions are external to YIP and any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.