The Abbotsford Police Department is holding online video chat sessions with police officers starting on Tuesday, May 12.

Abbotsford Police hold online chat sessions with youth

Students can ask questions and learn more about what officers do

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is inviting students learning at home to connect online with local officers, starting on Tuesday, May 12.

Community figures, such as APD officers, are regularly invited to speak in classrooms about their jobs and to answer questions about their work.

However, because of the current circumstances, those classroom visits are not happening.

In response, the APD has put together free programs which connect students with police officers electronically over Zoom video conferencing.

Children ages four to 18, with a parent/guardian present, are invited to visit to find a session, date and time that they are interested in.

They can then register for a 20-minute time slot to chat with an APD officer, ask questions and learn more about what police officers do.

There will be a limit of 20 students per session.

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