The Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI) offers employment with Kingston Police for youth 15 to 18 years of age who reside in the City of Kingston. 

Kingston Police is currently ACCEPTING applications for the YIPI Program



About the YIPI Program

The goal of the Youth in Policing Initiative is to inspire young people to look at the many different aspects of policing and to empower students to become ambassadors of positive change in the City of Kingston.

Students hired by the YIPI program  will engage in productive activities in a safe and healthy environment. These activities include work and mentorship in various sections of the Kingston Police service, developing a working relationship with a number of  youth organizations in Kingston, and supporting community initiatives, all while learning valuable life and employment skills. 

The Youth in Policing Initiative runs in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Community and Social Services. The YIPI along with, is part of an effort to coordinate program information and access services, for youth across Ontario. 


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Note: Please read entire Job Posting before applying. 

Civilian Posting

This is a paid student position running for 8 weeks, 40 hours/week, Mondays to Friday. This position also requires some flexibility involving shift changes depending on Community Events. The initial start date will be on July 5, 2021 and end on August 26, 2021. The 2021 Summer Initiative will consist of both online and in-person days depending on COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Government of Ontario.

To qualify for the Youth in Policing Initiative Student position, applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 15-18
  • Reside in the City of Kingston
  • Be currently enrolled in secondary school
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada



As a part of the selection for this position, all applicants may be assessed through a resume review, interviews, and background investigation. Interviews will be conducted in person at the Kingston Police Headquarters and/or virtually to accommodate all applicants during the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Applications close at 12:00 pm on June 29, 2021. Applications that are submitted late or are incomplete will NOT be considered.

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted no later than June 30, 2021. All interviews will take place on June 30 and July 2, 2021.


How to Apply 

Complete the following 3 steps:

 1. Obtain the Application Form

Download Application Form Here


Pick up an Application Form at your enrolled Secondary School or at the front desk of the Kingston Police Headquarters at 705 Division Street, Kingston, ON. 

 2. Complete Application Form 

Complete the Application Form, then attach your cover letter, and resume. 

3.  Submit Your Completed Application Form

Save as one document (word or pdf). Ensure there are no file errors when opening. Email your completed document to with subject line "Summer YIPI Student 2021" and your name.


Submit Application Form to the Front Desk of the Kingston Police Headquarters at 705 Division Street, Kingston, ON.


The Kingston Police Service is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.