National Police Week: One Uniform. Many Specialties.

    05/10/20 - 05/10/21


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    National Police Week: One Uniform. Many Specialties.

    Ottawa, ON, May 10, 2020 – Today marks the beginning of National Police Week – a seven-day public awareness campaign that encourages new connections between police and the communities they serve.

    This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of National Police Week, and over the decades, community relations have remained an essential component of public safety. Many police services continue to strive to be more representative of their communities, to be more responsive to their needs, demands and expectations, and to evolve with the community.

    The theme for 2020 is “One Uniform. Many Specialties”. The aim is to demonstrate to Canadians the diversity of police work in Canada. In addition to front-line members, who are often the most visible, there are many sworn and civilian professionals with specialized skills, who work behind-the-scenes to contribute to community safety.

    During this public awareness campaign, participating police services will feature the front-line teams, specialized teams (e.g. canine unit, diving team, etc.) and behind-the-scenes professionals (e.g. dispatchers, investigators, etc.) within their agencies.

    “Canadians know that when they need help and call 9-1-1 during a time of distress or crisis, a police officer will respond. Police week offers an opportunity to connect with police outside of emergency situations and allows different police agencies to showcase how they work to keep the public safe,” said Chief Constable Adam Palmer, President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.


    For further information, please contact:

    Natalie Wright

    Communications Advisor