The Kids 'N' kops program is a five day mini police academy coordinated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Shore in partnership with the Bridgewater Police Service and Lunenburg County RCMP. There are two camps held within the summer months, one for youth 9-11 years old and 12-15 years old who are who are on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister. The Kids 'N' Kops program is designed to promote trust between law enforcement and children, foster a realistic concept of police officers, and provide children with adult role models. The Kids 'N' Kops program incorporates police related activities (such as a mock crime scene, police jeopardy, and drug and alcohol awareness) with fun activities within the community such as museum trips, go-carting, soccer, or swimming.
The emotional bonds that form over the week between the youth and officers have a positive effect on everyone involved. Officers better understand the challenges the children face in their day-to-day lives, and the youth find role models to look up to.
For more information on how you can become involved or sponsor an event, please contact BPS at 543-3567.