During a teletown hall hosted by Peel Regional Police in June, a live poll indicated that 73% of respondents wanted the police to take a proactive approach with youth interactions. What does “proactive” mean and what percentage of those asked were part of the youth community?
To give youth voices a platform, you are invited to a virtual town hall, Amplified Youth Opinions: Policing in Peel, scheduled for Thursday, August 6, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The town hall will be live-streamed on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook through City Studio Brampton. Amplified Youth Opinions is an ongoing town hall series, with the spotlight on policing for the first event.
Acting Detective/Sergeant Feras Ismail from Peel Police, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, and PDSB Trustee Kathy McDonald will be part of the panel. The event will cover body cams, police involvement in mental health crises, and School Resource Officers (SROs).
To participate, send in either a video or a written message. Video messages may be played live during the town hall or used to promote the event. Make a submission here: