Ottawa police celebrates Police Week

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 12 to 18, as Police Week in Ontario and this year’s theme is Proudly Supporting Our Police.

“Police Week is a fantastic way for us to connect with the communities we serve and protect,” said Interim Chief Steve Bell.  “We are introducing a new forum this year that will give residents the opportunity to discuss the importance of community policing. I would encourage anyone interested in community policing to attend and share their ideas.”

This year, our Community Development Section our Community Police Centre 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 2019:

Monday, May 13, 2019
Time:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St Elias Centre
750 Ridgewood Avenue

Police Week Launch and Community Policing Forum with City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa Police Services Board Chair Diane Deans, and Interim Chief Steve Bell in attendance.
This session will explore the status of community policing in Ottawa and identify actionable recommendations of community policing initiatives. Registration is required.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Michele Heights Community Centre, 2955 Michele Dr.     

Join us for lots of fun activities including: Free BBQ, a youth basketball game and Little Ray’s Reptiles Big Show starting at 5:30 p.m. Come visit our interactive displays from several Ottawa Police units, community associations and community partners.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time:  4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Heatherington Park
1560 Heatherington Rd.

 Join us for lots of fun activities for youth and families such as: games, a community basketball game against the Ottawa Police Hoopstars, Little Ray’s Reptiles, popcorn, balloon animals and more!  The BBQ is free for all. Come visit with interactive displays from several of our Ottawa Police Service units as well as local community associations and committees.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Caldwell Park
1520 Caldwell Avenue

Join us for a youth basketball game, face painting and other fun activities. Come visit the interactive displays from several of our Ottawa Police service units and local community committees and associations.