Ottawa Police celebrates Police Week from May 14 – 20, 2017

(Ottawa) — Since 1970, Police Week has been observed in May to coincide with
Peace Officers Memorial Day, recognized internationally on May 15. The
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has designated May 14
to 20, 2017 as Police Week in Ontario and this year’s theme is “Working
Together for Safer Communities”.

This theme supports a collaborative approach towards safer and healthier
communities in Ontario, while also recognizing the important role of the
police in helping to achieve that goal.

“Each year, we take the opportunity to celebrate Police Week throughout the
Province and the Ottawa Police plays an essential role in making Ottawa
safe,” said Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau. “We’re committed to
working together to strengthen the positive relationship between the police
and the community.”

This year, our Community Development
Section<https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/about-us/community-development.asp>,
our Community Police
Centre<https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Community-Police-Centres.asp?_mid_=16698>
officers, and their volunteers are inviting the community to join us at the
four fun filled events throughout the city.  We continue to believe that our
community is our inspiration.

Police Week Events 2017
<https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/Calendar/Events/Default.aspx>

Monday, May 15, 2017
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave West
11:30am – 1:00pm        “Police Week Launch and Charity BBQ” with Deputy
Chief Steve Bell, Ottawa Police Services Board Chair Eli El-Chantiry. Your
contributions will benefit the recipients of “Refugee
613<https://www.refugee613.ca/>”.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Alexander Park
960 Silver Street
3:00pm – 6:00pm “Working Together for Safer Communities” at our annual
Police Week event and Free BBQ! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the
interactive displays from several of our Ottawa Police units.  Join us for a
youth soccer game, face painting, and other fun activities!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Sandalwood Park
2850 Sandalwood Drive 4:00pm – 7:00pm   This will be a significant event
attracting public from the South, East, and Rural areas of Ottawa. There
will be displays from several of our OPS units, including the Marine, Dive
and Trails Unit, Traffic, Emergency Services Unit, as well as exhibits about
our Community Crime Prevention Programs such as Child Print, Home Safety
Inspections and Neighbourhood Watch. There will be lots of fun activities
for youth, such as a dunk tank, bouncy games, a basketball game, free BBQ
and treats for all! Please bring a non-perishable food item to support the
local food bank.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Ridgeview Park
2331 Edwin Crescent
11:00am – 3:00pm        This will be a significant event attracting the
public from Ottawa West and the West Rural areas of Ottawa. There will be
displays from several of our OPS Units: including the Marine, Dive and
Trails Unit; Traffic; Emergency Services Unit; as well as exhibits about our
Community Crime Prevention Programs such as Child Print, Home Safety
Inspections and Neighbourhood Watch. There will be lots of fun activities
including Free BBQ, Photo Fun Booth, Bouncy Obstacle Course and Little Ray’s
Reptile Zoo.  Also for youth we have a Soccer Clinic and Face Painting!
Please bring a non perishable food item to fill a cruiser in support of the
Pinecrest Terrace Food Bank.

For more information about Police Week, visit the Ontario Association of
Chief’s of
Police<http://www.oacp.on.ca/news-events/news-releases/2014-police-week-theme-building-community-partnerships>.

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