Code Blue & Mini-Blue Programs
The Surrey RCMP has a multi-pronged approach to addressing youth issues and preventing youth from getting involved in crime. The Code Blue and Mini-Blue programs are proactive endeavours that help to build positive police-youth relationships through fitness. Both programs are a partnership between the Surrey RCMP and Surrey School District.
Physical benefits aside, the real value to the programs is the self-confidence gained by participants and the leadership skills that are learned. The programs build a sense of accomplishment as the youth realize their own physical abilities, and the value of working together as a team.
In 2013, the Surrey RCMP launched Code Blue, an after school fitness training program led by RCMP officers in select Surrey secondary schools. Police officers participate and engage students in grades 8-12 in physical activity workouts that resemble police officer training.
The program is currently being offered at eight Surrey secondary schools. Students show up for each weekly drop-in program where officers put them through the paces of an intense physical workout that includes sit ups, push ups, and sprints.
Launched in January 2017, the Mini-Blue program positively engages youth in grades 5, 6, and 7 (critical ages prior to grade 8 entry) with Surrey RCMP officers. The program focuses on relationship building and mentoring through fun physical activities and interactions.
Mini-Blue sessions are held two days per week during school lunch hour, giving participants a body and brain boost that will set them up for an afternoon of learning.
For more information on the Code Blue or Mini Blue Program, please contact Corporal Ivan Lee at 604-502-6296.
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