‘A safe place’: Metro transit police reach out to Indigenous youth with cadet program – Vancouver Sun

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‘A safe place’: Metro transit police reach out to Indigenous youth with cadet program – Vancouver Sun

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202135 Views

Feb 26, 2021

Metro Vancouver Transit Police, through the Blue Eagle Community Cadet program, hopes to change the perception of cops and build bridges with First Nations youth

The Blue Eagle Community Cadet program, which launches in March, will provide Indigenous youth of all genders the opportunity for culturally connected mentorship, leadership skills and opportunities.

When Rattray was a police officer in Winnipeg, he recalls a young boy who summed up his perception of police in one word: “Mean.”

It’s a perception he hopes to change. “I would encourage kids just to come try it out. The main thing is to have fun, and there will be lots of good food!”

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