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Six Nations Police Service
Community Service Section
We had 123 students participate in PALS this year. The Community Service Officer attended Kawennio, Oliver M. Smith, Emily C. General, IL Thomas and JC Hill schools.
We took all kids to dinner and a movie in January and to Cameron Speedway in June. All expenses are covered by CSS.
Drop-in (ages 11-17)
Starting in September CSS assists with supervision of Drop In. Both hired after school youth assist as well. On average there are 15-20 youth who attend to hang out with staff. This is a partnership with Six Nations Health Promotions, Child and Family Services and Parks and Recreation.
Children’s Safety Village of Brant
The SafetyVillage is a great hands-on experience for student to learn about safety. This past year we only had six classes visit the village. This year CSS is picking up the cost of the transportation.
Summer Student Program
CSS has revamped their summer program due to the fact OPP can no longer take youth under the age of 18 in cruisers. Therefore, we have secured 4 positions through the summer through Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI). 2 students were assigned to 2 platoons, Community Service Section had 1 assistant who assisted with summer day camp and one student assisted Maintenance.
Keep Youth In School Employment
In conjunction with the YIPI program, SNP has been able to hire 2 students to assist with community service activities as well as their partners. We have hired 2 students from November to May 20, 2013. These two individuals are in grade 11 and 10 and work at Friday Night Drop In , Food Bank and assist with educational workshops.
CSS had five individuals express interest to do co-op through the year. We are offering a weekend ride along for all requested individuals because 1) it is too difficult to have a co-op full time in office when CSS staff isn’t in office and 2) to provide as many interested post secondary students a snapshot of policing.
CSS has added their responsibilities the website, face book and media aspects of the police service. We ensure pictures are completed as the many events, parades, and presentations we attend/host and post on the website. The website needs much more content which is dependent on the specialized units.
Student Success Project – partnership with INAC, all schools, Welfare, Social Development & Brock University
Student Success continues to assist partnerships. The original research grant was approved in 2005 and since then we have been completing research with all partners. We are now in the stage to secure funds to look at parenting initiatives as we are finding this is the root of all issues impacting not only police services but all services.
There has been a dramatic increase in cyber bullying. CSO is called weekly to diffuse these issues in the school. The number of these calls has sparked the CSS to review the iThink program with the Haudenosaunee Resource Centre.
CSS in partnership with Brant County Health Unit and Early Childhood Development program set up at both daycares and in the plaza to inspect car seats. We also had a car seat inspection on Chiefswood Road. Overall, there were two warnings issued to parents for improperly securing their car seat.
Try Hugs Not Drugs
SNP attended the annual event. We had an information booth and utilized our summer students to assist.
Extra-judicial Measures Program
We have been coordinating the extrajudicial measures (pre-charge) referrals from our officers. We have seen the number of youth involved in crime decrease. CSS administered 4 EJMs last year.
CSO did presentations: elder fraud, elder abuse, bullying/cyber bullying, internet safety and police presentation at Wilfred Laurier, 4 police station tours (probation students, high school students from Waterloo, policing students from Everest College, Kawennio elementary, school bus safety (pre jk). Attended all schools from jk-8 and daycares speaking on Halloween Safety, anti-bullying, and personal safety.
The CSO and CSC participates in justice circles with schools and other police calls for service. This brings victim and youth accused in to work on a plan to repair and provide a consequence to the act that occurred.
Attended Mohawk College Career Fair.