Calgary Police launch Youth Advisory Board

The Calgary Police Service Youth Advisory Board wants you to be involved in policing by helping with decisions, projects and providing insight on topics that matter to you

 

The Calgary Police Service is looking for 11 youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old to join a diverse and inclusive Board to promote effective two-way communication between the CPS and youth to increase police awareness of youth; and to increase youth’s awareness of police related issues. The Board will advise CPS on the impact of CPS policies, programs and services on youth. The Board will provide CPS with an understanding of the issues affecting young people across Calgary as well as look at how current services are working and provide feedback on how they can be improved.

 

Youth Advisory Board Commitment:

  • Commit to a minimum one-year term on the Board;
  • Regularly attend board meetings on the third Wednesday of each month from approximately 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. either virtually or at CPS West Winds Campus;
  • Applicants do not have to be affiliated with any community group to sit on the Board;
  • Applicants can apply if they turn 18 years of age within the serving year;
  • A record of volunteer hours will be provided to all Board members.

 

Youth Advisory Board Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison between the CPS and the youth communities in Calgary;
  • Make recommendations to the CPS on strategies and initiatives to address crime prevention and safety concerns of the youth communities;
  • Help ensure information relevant to members of the youth communities is disseminated appropriately to their networks including school, social media and peers; and,
  • Review all initiatives related to crime prevention and safety needs of members of the youth communities living in the City of Calgary, and to offer appropriate recommendations regarding implementation to the CPS.

 

Desired Applicants:

    • Have a passion to share their ideas and be a part of shaping the way CPS interacts with Youth;
    • Good written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to work well in a team environment;
    • Strong commitment to community service within Calgary, Alberta;
    • Ability to think critically by assessing problems and developing solutions; and,
    • Effective time management skills such as analyzing workload, assigning priorities and maintaining focus.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Calgary Police Service Youth Services Section at youthadvisoryboard@calgarypolice.ca.

Please scan/email completed applications to youthadvisoryboard@calgarypolice.ca.

All applications are due no later than Thursday, March 4, 2021.

 

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