The Peterborough Police Are Hosting First “Women in Policing Symposium”

The Peterborough Police Service is pleased to announce it is hosting its first ever symposium for women interested in a career in policing.

Taking place March 23rd, the event will invite women to participate in a number of activities meant to expose them to elements of the profession in an informal manner, increase their confidence in their suitability and capability to become an officer, and prepare them to be successful in a recruiting process.

Photograph courtesy Peterborough Police

Photograph courtesy Peterborough Police

In order to provide a quality experience for attendees, the Committee will invite 40 applicants to attend the event. The agenda includes:

-> Resume review
-> Mock interview
-> PREP (physical readiness evaluation for police) test exposure and practice
-> Use of force exposure and practice
-> Scenario work in partnership with an officer
-> Networking lunch with an officer
-> Panel Q&A

Fleming College is partnering in the event and is generously providing their facility. In addition, they will provide childcare for those attendees who need it.  A complimentary light lunch will be included during which attendees will have the opportunity to have impromptu conversations with the officers.

Poster courtesy Peterborough Police Service

Poster courtesy Peterborough Police Service

The free event is geared toward women who have an interest in policing but have never applied or were unsuccessful in the recruiting process and given up.

It takes place Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fleming College’s Sutherland campus. To apply for this event (the deadline to apply is March 4th), complete this short questionnaire.

Those who have been selected to participate in the event will be notified via email by Friday, March 8th.

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