Many South Asian students in Abbotsford Police Department’s 2018 Junior Police Academy

CONGRATULATIONS to 28 grades 11 and 12 students from Abbotsford high schools who spent the past week learning about what it is like to be a police officer.

And quite a few were South Asians, setting a good example to other students from their community.

Activities included learning basic law, practicing police control tactics / self-defense, and a day at the firearms range.

On Friday, they were ready to apply what they have learned during the week at a scenario-based training day, where they will be challenged as “police officers” to resolve problems.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to experience a little of what policing is all about.” said Junior Police Academy Coordinator Constable Deanna Dixon. “We have been privileged to work with such an engaging, enthusiastic group of students – and we’re hopeful we’ll see some of them return to APD in the future as recruit applicants.”

The Junior Police Academy runs for one week, once a year. For more information about this program, including how to apply for future academies, visit the APD website at:

www.abbypd.ca/junior-police-academy.

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