Running from May 10 to 16, 2020, the theme for this year’s Police Week is “Leading the way for safer communities”. Since 1970, Police Week has been observed in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, internationally recognized on May 15.
May 10 to 16, has been designated as Police Week in Ontario by the the Ministry of the Solicitor General.
“Police Week is a time to celebrate policing as an essential service in our communities and to reflect on how we can continue to work together—police and community—to advance public safety,” stated Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Police Week celebrations will no doubt look a little different. Recognizing that everyone must respect physical distancing public health guidelines, Ottawa Police are celebrating the hard work and dedication of the members and celebrating their collective impact in the community, virtually!
Watch for informative, interactive and fun virtual events from some of your favourite Ottawa Police members on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
With more virtual events to be announced, the Ottawa Police events are as follows:
- Our Outreach and Recruitment team will host an information session on May 13th at 6 p.m. (please follow @ottawa_police_recruiting on Instagram for more details).
- The Ottawa Police Blues Soccer Team are hosting a chat on May 14th at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom (please follow @ottawa.police.blues on Instagram for more details).
Follow #PoliceWeekON for more opportunities to engage with OPS members during Police Week like the Hoopstars, Patrol Officers and Neighbourhood Resource Teams!
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