VIDEO: 2400 Grade 6 Students In VIP Program See Police Training Up-Close


Windsor police were getting the full attention of hundreds of students today.

As part of the Grade 6 Values, Influences and Peers Program, or VIP, students from 50 schools in Windsor-Essex are visiting the west-end training facility to see first-hand some of the training techniques for Windsor police officers.

They toured four training stations including the K9 unit, the bomb squad, the outdoor shooting range and Emergency Services Unit.

Student Samantha Scott at Bellewood School says the K9 unit really impressed her.

"I found it really cool how they (K9 unit) can attack people and just don't stop and how they can jump really high of all the dogs, it is very cool."

"I just like the dog K9 unit how it could jump over the six foot fence, that was pretty cool and when the bomb that went off , that was really cool," says student Lucas Rudwicz.

As many as 2,400 students are taking part in the demonstration days Tuesday and Wednesday.

Chief Al Frederick credits the police officers who volunteer their time to teach, instruct and motivate students to be aware of the influences of their peers and to teach them right from wrong.