Houston Police Seek Outstanding High School Youth
September 8, 2009 - Houston police are looking for several outstanding high school youth to take part in the department’s Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC).
The students, 9th through 12th graders at Houston area schools, will take part in the yearlong program which emphasizes leadership, respect, education, community service and an exposure to life outside the inner city.
The high school students will serve on an advisory council to HPD Chief Harold Hurtt that will address such issues as peer-pressure, dating violence, gangs, drugs, as well as career goals and higher education.
The goal of the YPAC program, begun more than a decade ago, is to develop leadership skills among high school students. It stresses the need for participants to serve as leaders among their peers, act as liaisons between students and the City of Houston, and to take what they’ve learned and share it with their fellow students.
Students interested in participating in this year’s program should fill out and submit the attached application by October 2. Anyone with questions about the program should contact Rhonda Conner, YPAC Director, at 713-308-3292.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200 .