Since 1970, Police Week has been observed in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, recognized internationally on May 15. The Ministry of the Solicitor General has designated May 10 to 16, 2020 as Police Week in Ontario and this year’s theme is “Leading the way for safer communities”.
“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 Chief Peter Sloly.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual Police Week celebrations will no doubt look a little different. Recognizing that we need to respect physical distancing public health guidelines, we are celebrating the hard work and dedication of our members and celebrating our 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.
Our schedule to date, with more virtual events to come…
- 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!