The Brantford Police Service are joining police services across Canada to recognize Police Week, which runs from May 14-20, 2023 and celebrates the work of front-line police officers, special constables, auxiliary members, 911 communicators and civilian staff in their ongoing dedication to keep residents safe.
May 14, 2023, marks the beginning of National Police Week – a seven-day public awareness campaign that encourages increased awareness and understanding between police and the communities they serve.
This year, we recognize the oath officers proudly take to be “committed to serve” to our community residents who want and expect the police to keep them safe.
Police Week was first observed in 1970 and coincides with the Peace Officers Memorial Day, which was recognized this year on May 8.
“Our officers and civilian staff play an important role in helping residents build and maintain a healthy and safe community. Important law enforcement and community building work occurs every day that often goes unnoticed, unreported, and sometimes uncelebrated. Police Week provides us a unique opportunity to highlight some of the exceptional work of our officers and personnel and thank them for their dedication to our community,” said Robin Matthews-Osmond, Corporate Communications Manager, Brantford Police Service.
To kick-off celebrations, along with Brantford-Brant Crime Stoppers, Ontario Provincial Police and Six Nations Police, the Brantford Police Service are hosting a FREE Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., at the Children’s Safety Village, located at 407 Elgin Street in Brantford. The event will feature canine demonstrations, police vehicles, food, and lots of free family fun.
Throughout Police Week, the Brantford Police Service will showcase some of the many ways our members are committed to serve our community. Be sure to follow the Brantford Police Service on Facebook @BrantfordPolice Service and Twitter @BrantfordPolice for this information.
BPS is especially pleased that the National Police Week Campaign, led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, features two officers from the Brantford Police Service: Constable Stefanie MacDonald and Constable Gabriel Bain.