CPS is Celebrating Police WeekPublished on May 10, 2021
Cornwall, ON - The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) is joining police services across Ontario and Canada in kicking off Police Week (#PoliceWeekON), which honours and celebrates the work front-line police officers, 9-1-1 communicators, civilian staff, and all members of our police service do to keep our citizens safe and healthy, especially during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, Police Week runs from May 9 to 15, 2021. The theme for the week is “Working Together to Keep our Communities Safe,” which highlights the commitment of police services to develop partnerships that enhance the safety and well-being of everyone in our communities.
“Police Week was first observed in 1970 and we are proud to continue to recognize the incredible work of our personnel, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stephanie MacRae, Communications Coordinator for the CPS. “Although this year we are unable to engage with our community in the ways we had previously during Police Week, we have several exciting initiatives happening this week as we look for alternative ways to connect with members of the public.”
On May 10, 2021, the CPS, in partnership with Victim Services of S.D.G.&.A. and Koala Place, will be announcing the launch of a new “Wear it for Joy” campaign to help raise money towards supporting the CPS Facility Dog, Joy, who provides emotional support to victims and witnesses of crime.
On May 12 and 13, 2021, the CPS will be participating in the annual Racing Against Drugs event. While the event has moved to a virtual platform, over 2000 local grade six and seven students will be hearing important messages from numerous community partners about the dangers and risks associated to alcohol and drug use.
In addition, this year the CPS is inviting the public to connect with us via social media or send a member of our personnel a compliment and help us to recognize the important work of our members in keeping our community safe.
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.