Youth learn the ropes at Metro Police youth camp

Learners who attended the 2020 Metro Police Department's Youth Leadership Camp. Picture: Supplied
The City’s Metro Police Department held a Youth Leadership Camp at the Princess Vlei Eco Centre in Diep River over the weekend.

A total of 31 learners from Lavender Hill Secondary School, attended the camp which is aimed at teaching them about crime prevention.  

The youth camps are aimed at empowering young people with skills and knowledge to encourage leadership and promote crime prevention – imparting valuable skills in dealing with anti-social behaviour, decision making and how to deal with peer-pressure.

Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said: “The Youth Leadership camp is a stepping stone for learners to enter into the Metro Police Youth Cadet programme.  Each year 40 learners who attended youth camps are identified as possible candidates to be enrolled  into the three year Cadet programme.”

The schools participating in the Youth Camps are selected by the Western Cape Education Department.