Coquitlam RCMP bring back the Junior Mountie Police Academy

Coquitlam

2024-03-04 08:46 PST

Coquitlam RCMP’s Junior Mountie Police Academy is back after being cancelled since 2019 due to the pandemic.

Coquitlam RCMP is relaunching the Junior Mountie Police Academy this summer to connect youth with Police officers in a week-long, half-day summer camp. The camp is offered at no charge to residents of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, Belcarra and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nations.

This active program teaches youth, ages 10 to 14 years old, about policing and involves numerous hands-on, educational activities. Youth will participate in:

The camp will run from July 15-19, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The camp ends with Coquitlam RCMP’s Show N’ Shine event on July 19, which showcases emergency responders and their equipment. The Show N’ Shine event is open to the public and does not require registration.

We are very excited to bring this program back to the community after a 5-year hiatus, said Media Relations Officer for Coquitlam RCMP, Corporal Alexa Hodgins. The Junior Mountie Police Academy is a great opportunity to build positive relationships between youth and law enforcement and provides an opportunity for youth to experience a bit of what police officers may do everyday.

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Event Details:

To register a youth for the camp, please visit: Junior Mountie Police Academy application. Applications will be accepted until April 19, 2024 with selections being completed in early-May, 2024. All applicants will be notified if they have been accepted or not.

To learn more about the program, visit: Coquitlam RCMP 2024 Junior Mountie Police Academy. For any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact: coquitlam_jr_mountie@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Released by

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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