Officers to provide increased support to students and staff of School District 67.
2022-11-10 12:55 PST
In an effort to further develop positive relationships between Police, students and school communities, frontline officers are being assigned to provide supports to several schools in Penticton and Summerland.
In lieu of assigning one officer for all the schools, the Detachment has identified several officers from the front-line who expressed a desire to be a part of the program.
Each officer will be responsible for proactively establishing relationships with students and staff, being the main point of contact, and helping to support and enhance the safety and security of each school.
The initial focus of this initiative will be on providing direct support to the secondary and middle schools in Penticton and Summerland, while elementary schools will continue to receive support from RCMP members as required through communication with the school district, school administration and RCMP detachment.
Additionally, the detachment is pleased to announce the appointment of Jo Anne Ruppenthal to the role of Restorative Justice Coordinator. Ms. Ruppenthal will provide support to schools through educational initiatives focused on strengthening relationships through mediation and restitution within school communities.
Cst. James GrandyMedia Relations Officer
Penticton South Okanagan Similkaeen Regional Detachment
1168 Main Street, Penticton, BC
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