Police work with youth for a day

North Saanich RCMP and Central Saanich police spend day working with First Nations youth from the Peninsula

Cst. Dion Sutton from the West Shore RCMP canine unit shows teens from the Tsawout

North Saanich RCMP and Central Saanich police descended upon the Tsawout gymnasium July 24, but it wasn’t for an emergency.

The two police forces joined together with kids aged 12 and up from the Tsawout, Tsartlip, Pauquachin and Tsyecum First Nations to offer a day full of presentations, hands-on activities and obstacle courses during the W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Police Day.

The two local police forces also enlisted some members from West Shore RCMP to show the kids demonstrations with the K9 unit and the forensics team, and the Central Saanich Fire Department did a demonstration with their ladder truck.

“What we’re aiming to do is to show the kids that no matter which municipality or town you’re in, we all work together as one,” said Cpl. Pat Bryant of Central Saanich police. “If they’re interested enough to come to a day like this, we’ve engaged them somehow and that’s good.”


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