Windsor Police Teaching 3,500 Students Some Valuable Lessons

About 3,500 students in Windsor are getting some important lessons outside of the classroom.

They are taking part in the fifth annual VIP Demonstration Day, which takes place until Wednesday, June 14 at the Tilston Armoury and Police Training Centre.

Students in Grade 6 in the 'Values, Influences and Peers' program, will get a behind the scenes look at Windsor police training ranging from the K9 unit, to emergency services to the bomb squad.

The program helps youth make proper decisions when it comes to their peers, bullying, the internet, drugs, alcohol and relationships.


VIP Demonstration Day. June 12, 2018 (Photo by AM800's Teresinha Medeiros)

Windsor police Constable Adam Young says the program is about building a good relationship between police and youth.

"That's one of the fundamental cores of VIP, to humanize officers so they know that I'm officer Adam and I'm approachable in what I'm there to do," he says.

The program has been in Windsor for more than two decades.