Mounties build bonds

Student of Month program forges bonds with youth in First Nations communities

Port Hardy RCMP officers have been busy over the last year building relationships with youth in First Nations communities.

At the District of Port Hardy council meeting Jan. 25, RCMP Staff Sgt. Gord Brownridge presented the detachment’s third quarter report.

According to the document, The Student of the Month program has now been implemented in all First Nations schools in Port Hardy.

The Student of the Month receives a certificate and a small prize.

While they are at the school, RCMP officers also make presentations to the entire school on topics such as bicycle safety, bullying, etc.

The goal of the program is to strengthen relations between police and youth.

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