Saugeen Shores Police will mentor students through new partnership

Soon, a few Saugeen Shores Police Service members will be mentoring current Police Foundation students at Georgian College Owen Sound Campus.

The mentorship will take place virtually and last for five weeks with the officer committing 6 to 10 hours of time with the student.

“We are excited to partner with Georgian College to share our knowledge and experiences, with a united goal of developing our next generation of police officers.”, said Chief of Police Kevin Zettel.

“This will also be rewarding for our officers to mentor a young candidate and hopefully chart their progress”, added the Chief.

Once connected virtually, the officer and the student will discuss topics ranging from police response to mental health and victims of crime to domestic abuse and offences against children. During these sessions, the officer can relate to the student their own professional experiences about the topics.

This program, commencing in the coming weeks, will also involve other local municipal police services and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).