National Police Week began in 1970 as a way for police to connect with their communities and increase awareness about the services provided by police. It is an opportunity to recognize officers and civilian members and the work that they do. This year the theme for National Police Week is “Proudly Supporting Our Police”. National Police Week runs from May 12, 2019 until May 18, 2019.
Policing is more than just responding to calls for services, and laying charges. Working within the community and with our community partners goes far beyond what most people may realize. The work officers do behind the scenes on a daily basis often goes unrecognized, as they work proactively to reduce crime.
In addition to answering calls for service members of the South Bruce Detachment provide the following:
- Regular and ongoing education in the elementary and secondary schools
- Provide presentations on community safety/crime trends within the community
- Provide representation on committees
- Attend and participate in community events
- Connect with community partners on social issues including mental health and addictions
South Bruce OPP will use social media to showcase the work officers do on a daily basis throughout National Police Week.
For a behind the scenes look at what our officers are doing within the community follow us on Twitter @OPP_WR or on Facebook at @OPPWest.