Youth between the ages of 12 and 15 have an opportunity to develop leadership skills while learning about Indigenous culture and policing through the Metro Vancouver Transit Police Blue Eagle Community Cadets program. Led by Indigenous Liaison Officer Constable Kirk Rattray, in partnership with Vancouver Police Department’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenous Relations Section and the Aboriginal Policing Centre, the Surrey RCMP, the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Surrey Schools, the program gives young people the opportunity to:

  • Work in a team environment
  • Help their community
  • Explore various career options
  • Take part in a variety of activities
  • Strengthen physical and mental health
  • Meet strong Indigenous role models
  • Increases physical fitness and confidence

Locations

Participants can attend the program in Vancouver on Wednesday evenings, or in Surrey on Thursday evenings

Britannia Community Centre, Gym D
1661 Napier Street, Vancouver
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Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

A. H. P. Matthew Elementary
13367 97 Ave, Surrey
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Thursdays, 5:00 to 7:00 pm


Application criteria

Although the Blue Eagle Cadet Program has a strong focus on Indigenous culture, applicants do not need to be of Indigenous heritage to participate. Anyone can apply who wishes to experience Indigenous culture and protocols, and who is:

  • 12-15 years of age, of any gender
  • A resident of Metro Vancouver
  • Attending school full time
  • Interested in learning more about the different aspects of policing
  • Motivated to learn new skills and welcome new challenges
  • Willing to be an active and respectful participant in the program

Register

Registration is FREE. There is no cost to participants.

Download the application and send it to Kirk.Rattray@transitpolice.bc.ca

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