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Code Blue/Mini Blue

The Surrey RCMP has a multi-pronged approach to preventing children and youth from becoming involved in criminal and nuisance activities. Code Blue and Mini Blue are proactive endeavours that help build positive police-youth relationships. Both Code Blue and Mini Blue are after school fitness training programs that resemble police officer training and are led by Surrey RCMP officers.

Code Blue is currently offered at five Surrey secondary schools with an average of 40 students attending the drop-in program each week. Mini Blue, which is designed for students in Grades 5, 6 and 7, is in five Surrey Elementary schools and runs once a week for 60 minutes. Approximately 30 students attend the program. The key with Mini Blue is to engage youth in this critical age bracket prior to their entry into Grade 8.

The program builds a sense of accomplishment as students realize their physical abilities, and the value of team work. From the perspective of public safety, this helps to build resiliency in young people while also helping them to build positive relationships with the police. This increases their protective factors and reduces their risks of later involvement in crime, gangs, and other anti-social behaviours.

Positive engagement with young people through programs like Code Blue and Mini Blue helps mitigate other influences that can increase vulnerability for children and youth.

“Aside from the physical benefits of this activity, the real value of the program is that the students gain self-confidence and leadership skills and learn that police officers are here to help and are positive role models.” – Dwayne McDonald, Assistant Commissioner – Surrey RCMP

How we'll measure success

  • Total hours of student engagement completed
  • Total number of sessions delivered

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