Seven Generations in Kenora held a Police Symposium yesterday.
The event was to showcase all the career opportunities in law enforcement available. Associate Director Post Secondary, Mark Gaudet explained.
"It allows us to showcase what we have. We have our college programs available, which a lot of the programs and careers require. It also allows them to show the wide range of jobs that are available," he said.
Gaudet said people don't often realize all the opportunities available. Most people will only consider the OPP or Dryden Police Service, and forget about options with the MNRF, MTO, and others.
He said it was also an opportunity for the public to try out the range simulator available at the school.
"It provides our students with a safe training environment. We use it for all the programs. Primarily for police foundations, but our nursing, mental health, community and justice services all will use this program," he said.
The simulator has roughly 1000 scenarios built in, and allows students to interact and use different uses of force and verbal communication to escalate or deescalate a situation.