Gateway Gazette

RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee

Edmonton, AB – The RCMP is looking for Alberta youth between the ages of 13 and 17 to join its National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC). The deadline for applying is September 19, 2014.

“The RCMP serves a diverse range of Alberta communities – rural, aboriginal, small towns and boom towns,” said S/Sgt. Dean Hamm of Alberta RCMP Community Policing. “It is important that any national conversation about safer communities includes the unique insights and experiences of young people from Alberta.”

The members of the NYAC interact through a secure online forum and discuss youth crime and victimization issues, such as drugs, impaired driving, bullying, etc. These discussions help the RCMP tailor their resources to meet the needs of Canadian youth and provide the RCMP with a much-needed window into what youth feel the real issues in their communities are.

The committee runs annually from September to June. Once a member has completed a one-year commitment, the RCMP provides reference letters and attests volunteer hours that are often required to graduate from high school.

Applications can be obtained via e-mail to CYCP_CPCJ@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cycp-cpcj/nyac-ccnj-eng.htm

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