Community Services

Junior Police Academy

Since 2002, The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has partnered with the St Johns Boys and Girls Club summer camp, The City of St. John’s Department of Recreation Camp Explore as well as Dunfield Park Community Centre in the City of Corner Brook to offer a Junior Police Academy . The Junior Police Academy in these areas has been a popular attraction for youth. For a two week period at each location, during the summer months, the program has serviced approximately 300 youth under 12 years of age.

The goal of the program is to build healthy relationships between the RNC and camp participants. Through mentoring, education and safety presentations, the participants gain insight into the importance of proper decision making and healthy relationships.

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Students Taking Responsibility in Violence Education (STRIVE)

The STRIVE program is based on the notion that all students attending schools in Newfoundland and Labrador have the right to attend classes, participate in school activities, and enjoy free time without fear of being the victim of youth violence; being intimidated, verbally or physically abused, sexually harassed, or made to feel excluded or like a victim.

The STRIVE program original version was developed by members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabularies Crime Prevention Unit in 1996. The program was developed in response to requests to have officers attend schools to speak to students on the problem of bullying. Since that time, the program has grown with components that can be delivered to students in Newfoundland and Labrador from grades Kindergarten to grade nine.

The goal of the program is to empower students to take ownership of the problem of youth violence and work within their schools and communities to find real-life solutions to problems encountered. The program contains information, statistics and photographs that are aimed to inform and enlighten the students to the effects of their own behavior and to that of other students.

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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

This program is presently being offered to all grade six students that attend school in the R.N.C. jurisdiction. It covers the health, legal and social problems encountered when involved with drugs. It gives the students the skills required to take a stand against the illegal use of drugs and the ability to make healthy and wise choices.

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Neighborhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is a community-based crime prevention program which aims to improve the quality of life within a neighbourhood by minimizing preventable crime and the perception of crime and, more importantly, by promoting closer community ties. The program relies on the community and the Police working together in a partnership to achieve these aims.

Neighborhood Watch works through mutual aid – neighbors watching out for neighbors. Nearby residents recognize who you are, what type of car you own and may be the first to notice something out of the ordinary within the neighborhood.

It is a grass-roots program whereby residents work with Block Captains, the Police and the local Crime Prevention Committee under the umbrella of a local Neighborhood Watch Program to reduce crime.

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Drive Wise

Is a police delivered seminar, made up of a shopping basket of safe driving approaches for mature Canadians. This seminar teaches driving strategies to prevent the most likely causes of collisions and mishaps.

Drive Wise encourages seniors to take a go slow common sense approach driving. There is no cost to host or attend a drive wise seminar which is usually ninety minutes long.

This project is a partnership between the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and Canada’s Association for the Fifty-plus (C.A.R.P.) (Drive Wise was developed by the Ontario Provincial Police)

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Armed Robbery Prevention (Duration sixty minutes)

This Presentation offers robbery prevention advice for businesses and employees. Discussion on:

  • Measures that can be taken to prevent armed robberies.

  • What to do during a Robbery - important advice that could reduce the risk of injury during an armed robbery.

  • What To Do After a Robbery - The robbery is over - now let's catch him so he can't do it again.

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Shoplifting Prevention (Duration sixty minutes)

This presentation answers common questions and offers both owners and employees of retail outlets information on how to guard against and deal with shoplifters.

  • What is Theft?

  • Who steals from stores?

  • What does a shoplifter look like?

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Crime Prevention for Business (Duration ninety minutes)

Burglary, robbery, vandalism, shoplifting, employee theft, and fraud cost small businesses billions of dollars each year. When businesses are victims of crime they often try to change their hours of business, move from the area or simply close up.

Crimes against businesses are usually crimes of opportunity. Failure to take good security precautions can invite crime into your business.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s presentation on Crime Prevention for Business supplies information to assist in preventing and reducing crime at this level.

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Internet Safety

This program is offered to both students and parents. You will learn safety tips on how to use the internet and stay safe at the same time.

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Identity Theft

This is one of the fastest growing crimes of today. Learn how criminals will try to deceive you of your personal information for their gain and ways you can protect yourself.

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Personal Safety

We offer presentations for many age groups on personal safety. We will discuss stranger – danger to our younger groups and also assist persons on general safety practices.

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Bicycle Safety

Learn how to inspect your bicycle before riding, riding tips and proper hand signals.

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Contact information

Sgt. Kevin Foley

Operational Support Services, Northeast Avalon
Telephone: 709-729-8624

Cst. Ken Milks

Northeast Avalon
Telephone: 709-729-8742

Cst . Tanya Swartz

Northeast Avalon
Telephone: 709-729-8604

Cst. Jason Coombs

Northeast Avalon
Telephone: 709-729-8625

Cst. Scott Mosher

Corner Brook Division
Telephone: 709-637-4130

Cst. Peter Kelly

Labrador West Region
Telephone: 709-944-7602

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