The county OPP is again offering citizens a chance to learn how police operate.
Starting Nov. 4 in Rockwood, Police And Citizens Together (PACT) will be meeting at the Rockwood OPP station.
OPP Constable Andy Clements said people of all ages are welcome to attend, and he added that to date, five people who have attended the PACT in the past went on to become police officers.
Ten to 15 citizens will have the opportunity to learn about such things as the Identification Unit (which focuses on investigative techniques similar to that of the TV program CSI (Crime Scene Investigation). Other units offered include the Emergency Response Team, and the K-9 unit.
As well, all those participating will be spending an evening in Kenilworth, where they can go through training programs with police equipment just the way officers themselves do it.
“It’s really cool,” said Clements.
The PACT began as a program to help citizens understand what police do and how they operate. There have been several of them held in various places over the past several years.
This PACT will run six weeks, every Wednesday night, from 7 to 9pm, until the second week of December.
Applicants are taken on a first come, first served basis, so registering immediately will likely ensure a spot. To register, call Constable Randy Schubert at 519-856-1506.