Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) is launching into Police Week a few days early this year and is eager to invite our community to join us in kicking off the annual event.
The CPS is proud to be joining police services across Ontario in kicking off Police Week, which celebrates the work front-line police officers, 9-1-1 communicators, civilian staff, and all members of Ontario police services do to keep Ontarians safe and healthy.
This year, Police Week runs from May 15 to 21, 2022 with the theme, “Your Police Services: Helping Build Safer Communities.” This year’s theme highlights and celebrates the important role our police officers and personnel play in helping Ontarians build and maintain healthy and safe communities across our Province.
The CPS will be starting the celebration a few days early. Here is a few highlights from the events that will be taking place:
• Racing Against Drugs – On Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, the CPS will be joining several community partners through a virtual platform, to send an important message to over 2000 local Grade 6 students about the risks of using drugs and alcohol.
· Open House – On Thursday, May 12th, 2022, members of the public are invited to join us at our East End Station (330 Montreal Road), between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Meet with members of our police service, along with numerous community partners. The Optimist Club of Cornwall will also be on site for a barbecue.
· Paws on Patrol Program – The CPS will be officially launching our Paws on Patrol Program during Police Week – stay tuned for more details!
· Crime Prevention – Members of the Crime Reduction and Community Partnerships Bureau will be visiting with vulnerable members of the community to provide senior safety tips, fraud prevention tips, and overall crime prevention strategies. Follow our social media pages for tips on how you can prevent becoming a victim of crime.
“With the ease of restrictions, we are eager to once again meet with our community to offer better insight into crime prevention strategies, safety tips, and a look into the work being done by the Cornwall Police Service,” said Sergeant Scott Coulter of the Crime Reduction and Community Partnerships Bureau. “Police Week provides us with an opportunity to promote and build on the relationship between police officers, personnel and the people we serve.”
The annual Police Week in Ontario is sponsored by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General. It is part of the National Police Week led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.