Local Student Wins Safety Patroller Award

Safety Patrollers

The Midland Police will be taking two Safety Patrollers from Midland to the Annual CAA Safety Patrol Leadership Camp held in Oshawa. From July 15 to July 18 Safety Patrollers from the South Central Region will be taking part in team building exercises, as well as training for School Bus Patrollers and School Foot Patrollers. On Friday, July 18, there will be awards presented.

The CAA School Safety Patrol program has been around for more than 75 years and is a joint effort between CAA, the Police, School Boards, teachers, parents, and the more than 25,000 elementary student volunteers who keep their peers safe at road crossings and on school buses in South Central Ontario.

Safety Patrollers are student volunteers who have been trained by local police services to use potentially life-saving skills while on duty. More than 55 Ontario Police Services have partnered with CAA to deliver a top-notch training program.

The South Central Ontario region extends from Sault Ste Marie in the north to Kingston in the east, La Salle and Windsor in the west, and Simcoe and Cayuga in the south.

Miel Grise from Midland has won the Safety Patroller of the Year runner-up award.

She is a student at Monsignor Castex School in Midland. She won the award as a result of a nomination made by her School Safety Patrol Supervisor, Mrs. Gatt.

Miel is one of the few students in Simcoe County to have won this award.