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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2019 Youth Engagement Program is underway
2019 GPS Youth Engagement Program
2019 Youth Engagement Program. Photo provided by the Guelph Police Service

The following news releases were issued today by the Guelph Police Service:

YEP 2019 underway
On the evening of Sept. 17, 2019, the Guelph Police Service held the first week of the 2019 Youth Engagement Program. This is the 6th time the Guelph Police Service has run this annual youth program.

Over the next 12 weeks, 40 high school students from across Guelph will learn about different aspects of policing through presentations from various specialty units in the Guelph Police Service. During the course of the program, students will also be divided into small groups where they will work on a presentation on a topic currently affecting youth. In the final week of the program, the groups will then deliver their presentations during the graduation.

Traffic enforcement
The Guelph Police Service is committed to public safety and its officers are vigilant about road safety for all drivers on the road. Over the course of a 12 hour shift, 27 vehicle stops were conducted and several Provincial Offence Notices were served.

Examples of charges laid under The Highway Traffic Act include speeding, use handheld communication device (cell phone) and disobey sign.

The Guelph Police Service would like to remind the public that unless otherwise posted, the speed limit within city limits is 50km/hour. Use of your cell phone while driving, even if you are stopped at a red light, can result in a fine of $610.

Calls for service
In the last 24 hours, the Guelph Police Service responded to 259 calls for service.