The Community Awareness of Policing Program (CAPP) in Local Area Command (LAC) program is a joint venture between TAFE Illawarra and the NSW Police Force provides community leaders an inside view of a day in the life of policing.
The aim of the Program is to connect with local community leaders, develop an understanding of policing, build confidence within the local community, facilitate effective two-way communication and highlight the education and commitment of our officers.
Student, Mohamad Abou Zamer absolutely loved the experience and has plenty of information to pass on to his peers.
“We learned how the police work and what they do,” said Mr Abou Zamer.
“We were also able to sit in a NSW Police car and see how the police check people’s car licence details; it was fantastic,” he said.
The students were carefully chosen from the Peer Mentoring Program run by TAFE Illawarra Wollongong in partnership with the Wollongong City Council Youth Program.
Margaret Reveley, Business and Education Faculty welcomes this exciting opportunity for youth to shadow the NSW Police for a day and learn about policing procedures.
“These young people are positive role models and they will be able to pass on their valuable experiences to their communities as mentors in the future,” said Ms Reveley.
The Peer Mentoring Program is targeted specifically for youth to learn how to become a mentor, network with stakeholders and support the next wave of newly arrived youth in the region.