Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring/ Youth Development Council (YDC):

The peer mentoring program is an increasingly popular and effective nationally recognized program.  Police Officers and our Youth Development Council create lasting bonds through mentoring and community development projects. YDC youth, in turn, use their leadership skills and experiences to mentor younger kids within the program.


  • Positive relationships between the Police Officers and the community
  • Development of trust and an understanding of the community’s needs
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Positive interaction with law enforcement and community leaders
  • Development of friendships and mentors
  • Increase self-efficacy
  • Positive perception of law enforcement by community members