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 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 theme for 2020 is “One Uniform. Many Specialties”. Police services are invited to feature the front-line, specialized teams (e.g. canine unit, diving team, etc.) and behind-the-scenes professionals (e.g. dispatchers, investigators, etc.) within their agency.
A toolkit has been developed to help support the public awareness initiatives of police services: