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Please send cover letter and resume to no later than 4:00 pm on Friday May 17, 2024

Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI)

The Owen Sound Police Service has an employment program called Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI). This mentorship program helps develop skills and abilities for youth attaining personal goals while working in the OSPS Community Services office. The YIPI student will gain knowledge and skills by delivering information on crime prevention and other initiatives. The YIPI student also participates in customer service delivery and community interaction. The Owen Sound Police Service is committed to positive working relationships with youth and this position enhances their exposure to the policing work environment through educational and productive work assignments.

The Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) is a paid employment opportunity for youth between the ages of 13 and 18 years.  Our YIPI students engage in hands on learning experiences that emphasize the importance of leadership, teamwork, and community engagement.  Our goals for our students are to:

  • Promote youth participation in the work environment through educational and productive work assignments
  • Develop and enhance employment, life and teamwork skills
  • Enhance the relationships between police and the youth we serve

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Are between the ages of 13-18
  • Currently enrolled in secondary school
  • Be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Successfully complete the recruitment and background clearance process
  • Be responsible for transportation to and from work locations

  • Engagement with the community and difference organizations
  • YIPI students can expect a fitness component to their work, often riding bicycle (provided by the police) to different events and throughout the community.
  • Giving students insight to the various areas of policing

How to Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to with subject line "YIPI Student Position"


Submit Application Form to the Front Desk of the Owen Sound Police Service at 922 2nd Ave West, Owen Sound to the attention of Amy Gaviller.  Anyone with questions can also reach out by phone at 519-376-1234 Ext 1210

Contact Information

For more information, about the YIPI Program, contact:

Special Constable Jason Cranny

For application questions, contact:

Human Resources

Contact Us

Owen Sound Police Service
922 2nd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 4M7

Non-emergency: 519-376-1234
Emergency: 911


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