Community Involvement

The men and women of the Cornwall Community Police Service not only serve the City of Cornwall, but are members of the community as well. Throughout the year, Cornwall Police Officers and Civilian staff, and their families, play a large role in supporting a number of community initiatives. The following is a description of only a few of these events.


Special Olympics

The Special Olympics is a cause that has been championed and supported by the members of the Cornwall Community Police Service for many years. In May 1996 the Ontario Special Olympics Spring Games were hosted by the Cornwall Community Police Service, organized by Constable Robert (Chico) Ouellette and Sergeant Brian Snyder, and supported by over 800 volunteers. The Cornwall games were the first ever in the Province to be self-supporting. Members of our community opened their hearts which resulted in a game that will never be forgotten.

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Today, the Cornwall Community Police Service continues to support the Special Olympics through the annual Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run.

"Cops & Rockers"

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"Cops & Rockers" Much Music Video Dances have been held yearly since May 2005 at the Cornwall Armories and are always a huge success with over 648 students in attendance in 2014.

Cops & Rockers is the creation of local Entrepreneur Ron Chenier (Cornwall The innovative program unites police officers with students from grades 5 to 8 from local schools, who in turn use pledge sheets to raise funds for the new Boys & Girls Club of Cornwall /SDG.

By raising a minimum $25.00 in total pledges, the students receive a personalized and numbered Cops and Rockers dance pass and a chance to win exciting prizes. Through the generous support of many local sponsors, prizes are given away during the dance, and the top three fundraisers can receive prizes like a 64GB Microsoft Surface tablet, or a Nintendo Wii U deluxe set or a Canon Power Shot WiFi digital camera.

Chief of Police Daniel Parkinson is personally grateful, as were the many young people who attended. It is always a great evening and we have raised over $238,233.00.

Thank you to the many sponsors for their support of this event once again.

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McHappy Day at McDonald's 

McHappy Day at McDonald's Second Street East restaurant featured Sergeant Thom Racine and Constable Gary Leger, serving up meals in an effort to raise money for The Children's Treatment Centre.

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Cops for Cancer

In 1994, a young boy was stricken with cancer and as a result of his treatments he lost his hair. He was teased and was subject of much ridicule. A police officer wanted to show this young lad that being bald was not that bad, so as a sign of support he and several fellow officers shaved their heads. This has since developed into the "Cops for Cancer Campaign".

For years now, members of the Cornwall Community Police Service have willingly gone under the razor to support this worthwhile cause. 

The Canadian Cancer Society divides the funds raised through the "Cops for Cancer" campaign between cancer research, promoting healthy lifestyle choices and providing services to cancer patients and their families.

Kids Kamp Express

The Cornwall Community Police Service participated in the Kids Kamp Express between 2004 and 2009. The Kids Kamp Express was the brainchild of Constable Dave MacLean and his father Ian MacLean, director of residential services at the Children's Aid Society.

The first Kids Kamp Express, summer 2004, was a huge success as volunteers from our Service and the Children's Aid Society were responsible for transporting over 80 foster children, from our local Children's Aid Society, to camp.

The camps were located in St. Hippolyte, Quebec (Camp Weredale), and in Arden, Ontario (Circle Square Camp). Both adventures took about 6 hours to complete the round trip and provided for some meaningful interaction and dialogue between our volunteers and the children going to camp.

This commitment by members of the Cornwall Community Police Service exemplified the meaning of Community Policing.


Past Events...


Police… Serving YOU!

Enjoy a free meal took place to support the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Au Vieux Duluth 1140 Brookdale Avenue Tuesday March 26, 2013 from 11 am to 9 pm

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Cornwall Special Olympics starts Basketball program!

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The NHL Alumni Tour, presented by Scotiabank, 
brings the heat to the law enforcement All-stars in Cornwall!

Sunday April 7th, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

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Cops and Rockers Much Video Dance Party Friday May 9, 2014.

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