Police Week – Leading the Way to Safer Communities
Hamilton Police Service is joining police services across Ontario and Canada in kicking off Police Week (#PoliceWeekON), a celebration of the work our front-line police officers, 9-1-1 communicators, civilian staff, and all members of our police service do to keep Hamilton citizens safe and healthy, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year, Police Week runs from May 10 to 16, 2020. The theme in Ontario for the week is Leading the Way to Safer Communities, which focuses on the many ways that our police members help promote the safety and well-being of everyone in our communities.
“We can’t be together this year, but we’re inviting our Hamilton community to get to know us a little better through our virtual Police Week celebration. Whether it’s engaging online through Coffee with a Cop or getting a behind the scenes look at our Forensic Unit through Instagram, proactive policing is vital to building a strong and healthy Hamilton,” said Police Chief Eric Girt.
This week’s Police Week Virtual activities include the following:
|Monday:||Hamilton Policing: Then and Now – Video|
Virtual Coffee with a Cop at 11:30 a.m. (Instagram and Facebook Live)
Guest Chief Eric Girt
Kids, Cops, Questions – Video
Release of new Mounted Unit Horse Name – Video
Forensics Q&A: A behind the scenes look at Forensics using questions generated through social media (Instagram Story)
|Thursday:||Communications Q&A: A behind the scenes look at Communications using questions generated through social media (Instagram Story)|
|Friday:||Marine Unit Q&A: A behind the scenes look at Marine Unit using questions generated through social media (Instagram Story)|
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 a national effort led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police to recognize and honour the work of police service members.
Hamilton Police can be found on Instagram @hamiltonpoliceontario, Twitter @HamiltonPolice, Facebook/HamiltonPolice