Celebrating Police Week 2017

 

Police Week 2017

The Peterborough Police Service is inviting the community to join us in celebrating Police Week from May 14 to 20, 2017.

Since 1970 Police Week has been observed in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, recognized internationally on May 15. This year’s theme, “Working Together for Safer Communities”, supports a collaborative approach toward safer and healthier communities across Ontario. It also recognizes the important role of the police in helping achieve that goal and celebrates the positive relationships between local police officers and their communities.

Police Week also provides an opportunity for people to consider a rewarding and fulfilling career in law enforcement.

To help mark Police Week, our Community Services Unit is hosting a number of local events including bike safety rodeos, fraud prevention presentations for seniors and Chief for a Day activities.

During the bike rodeos youth will have the opportunity to test their knowledge of bike and road safety as well as register their bikes with police as a crime prevention measure.

The bike rodeos will take place on:

  • Tuesday May 16, 2017: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Armour Heights Public School and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary School.
  • Thursday May 18, 2017 from 9:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Queen Mary Public School and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Prince of Wales Public School.

** Rain date: Friday May 19, 2017 **

This year’s Chief for a Day announcement will be made on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at St. John Catholic Elementary School, 746 Park St. S., Peterborough. The Chief for A Day winner submitted the winning essay on, “What would you do today for a safer community tomorrow?”

Following the announcement, the Chief for a Day winner will attend the Peterborough Police Station for a tour of the station with Community Services Constable Sean Nusink followed by lunch with Police Chief Murray Rodd.

On the Wednesday of Police Week each year the Knights of Columbus hold its Police Appreciation night honouring our local police officers and those citizens who have provided exceptional assistance to police during the past year. This year’s event takes place on Wednesday May 17, 2017.

For more information on Police Week 2017 please contact Community Services Constable Sean Nusink at 705-876-1122 ext. 359 or snusink@peterborough.ca

Follow 2017 Police Week Tweets via the hashtag #PoliceWeekON.