By Pam Douglas
PEEL – A group of Brampton and Mississauga high school students will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what police officers do every day at the third annual Student Career Day tomorrow (Saturday).
It’s an all-day, hands-on event that will also give students the chance to use some of the equipment and try out some of the techniques police employ in their jobs.
The 100 pre-selected students will attend workshops with the Peel Regional Police Major Collision Bureau, Forensic Identification Services, Tactical/Explosives Disposal Unit and Use of Force Training Unit at the Emil Kolb Centre for Police Excellence on Derry Road in Mississauga.
The students have been selected from Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board schools.
“It is our hope that, by providing an opportunity for these students to see and do some of the things regularly experienced by Peel Regional Police, we will create a strong interest in a policing career,” according to Staff Sgt. Debra Pincivero, officer in charge of Peel Regional Police recruitment.