V.I.P. is an awareness program that benefits grade 6-8 students by discussing essential personal values and the importance of:

  • Making good decisions
  • Taking responsibility for their actions
  • Understanding peer pressure
  • Self-respect and self-confidence
  • Respect for others

Subjects Covered

V.I.P. combines the resources of the local boards of education, the Guelph Police Service and various community organizations to teach the students these values.

The following is a breakdown of V.I.P. topics:

Grade 6

  • Drug awareness
  • Bullying / Cyber Bullying & Internet Safety
  • Peer Pressure
  • V.I.P. celebrations

Grade 7

  • Drug awareness extension
  • Internet, mobile and social networking safety

Grade 8

  • Sexting
  • High School Resource Officer introduction.
  • Youth and the law
  • Open forum

Ask a School Resource Officer

Have you ever had a question that you would have liked to ask a Police Officer but never had the chance to?

If you are in Grade 6 to 8 and you're looking for general advice or an answer for specific questions regarding Values, Influences and Peers (VIP) or VIP+ elementary school programs, please Ask Officer Melitzer or Officer Nightingale.

Is It an Emergency?

If your question is urgent, time sensitive or an emergency, please contact the Guelph Police Service by dialling 911, or 519-824-1212 ext. 0.


Your submissions will be sent privately to Officer Melitzer or Officer Nightingale and will be replied to as soon as possible. However, please understand that this email is not monitored 24/7 and it might take an extended period of time to receive a reply.

Don't Use Your School Email

Please do not submit your school email address as we are unable to reply to those accounts.


The V.I.P. program is made possible through the continued support of:

The co-operators logoThe Kiwanis International logo

Wayne Pitman Ford logo