Program available via Qalipu-RCMP partnership
Megan Collins, a member of the Qalipu from Bishop’s Falls, will work out of the Grand Falls-Windsor Detachment this summer on a crime prevention and awareness partnership.
A new partnership has been formed to help deliver a crime prevention message in the Exploits region.
Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation and the RCMP are combining forces to get the message out this summer through a nineweek program.
Megan Collins, a Qalipu member from Bishop’s Falls, will work out of the Grand Falls-Windsor detachment but deliver presentations at various locations.
“As both a member of Qalipu and RCMP, my goal is to spread public awareness on multiple crime preventions to ensure people of all age groups are aware of different situations that could potentially lead to a crime, and how to go about preventing them,” she told the Advertiser Thursday.
While the message will be delivered primarily through presentations around the area, Collins will also utilize social media.
The psychology student is looking forward to tailoring presentations for her respective audiences.
“I just finished my fourthyear psychology studies,” she said. “I have a criminology certificate and I’m applying to the social worker program, so this (program) will help with that, and I do have an interest in the RCMP as well.”
“This is my first time doing this sort of thing, so it is exciting,” she added.
Locals can expect to see Collins at some local community events delivering her crime prevention and awareness message.
Megan Collins will hold the Qalipu summer student position with the RCMP for nine weeks.