National Police Week began in 1970 as a way for the police to connect with their communities and to increase awareness about the services they provide.
The National Strategic Communications Working Group, consisting of strategic police communicators in police services across the country, has been entrusted with the responsibility to develop and promote the campaign.
The community wants and expects the police to keep them safe. To residents, we are the police. They do not differentiate between patches or names, but simply want one thing – for us to keep them safe and well. Police services across the country are joined in achieving this goal – we are "committed to serve" in communities across the country. Collectively, and with other first responders, social and community organizations, we achieve this 24/7/365. Our teams are committed to working towards a stronger, safer, brighter future for all.
A toolkit is developed to help support this public awareness campaign. It includes: