(Thunder Bay, ON) The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service has received funding to provide summer employment for students within the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation communities that NAPS serves. 

The Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI) will provide a safe and positive summer employment opportunity for young people between the ages of 14 and 17 years who are interested in a policing career.  The length of the program is eight (8) weeks of employment paid at a rate of $10.70/hour for 40 hours a week.  Five locations in the North East Region and four locations in the North West Region will be able to participate in the program:  Attawapiskat First Nation, Cochrane, Fort Albany First Nation, Kashechewan, Moose Factory, Eabametoong First Nation, Mishkeegogamang First Nation, Sandy Lake First Nation, and Sioux Lookout.

The anticipated start date for the YIPI program will be Tuesday, July 5, 2011, and will run until August 26, 2011.

Nishnawbe-Aski Police are accepting applications immediately, and the closing date for applications is Friday, April 20, 2011.  Applications are available online, at the NAPS North West Regional Office in Sioux Lookout, the NAPS North East Regional Office located in Cochrane, or at the Band Office for the communities that are able to participate in the YIPI program.

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George
Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593
Nishnawbe -Aski Police Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario