Every May during Police Week the Knights of Columbus host a ‘Police Appreciation Night’ to recognize members of the Peterborough Police Service, sworn, civilian and auxiliary, for exemplary service. During the evening members of the Knights of Columbus name the Outstanding Police Officer(s) of the Year.
The event also gives our Service the opportunity and venue to recognize and say thank-you to those citizens who have helped our officers in a police related incident.
Assistance often comes in many forms including: helping identify and stop an impaired driver, giving an exceptional description of a suspect, following a hunch or gut feeling that something isn’t right and calling police, putting themselves in harm’s way, apprehending a criminal or helping a victim, going out of their way to help an officer in an investigation or an officer in need of assistance.
“The annual event is a cherished ceremony and celebration that has taken place for the past 41 years,” says Peterborough Police Chief Scott Gilbert.
“We can’t do what we do without the support and assistance of our community. This event is a wonderful opportunity to thank those members of our community who have gone out of their way, and often put themselves in harm’s way, to help us. Our Service very much looks forward to continuing this event in future years.”
We will advise members of the community and media when we are better able to determine next steps with this event for the 2020 year.