Police services across the Province of Ontario are inviting all members of their communities to join them next week to celebrate Police Week, which runs from May 10 to 16.

Since 1970, Police Week has been observed in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, recognized internationally on May 15. This years theme, Discover Policing, invites everyone to discover the many ways Ontario police services are working to keep all our communities safe. Police Week also encourages citizens to consider a rewarding and fulfilling career in law enforcement.

Police Week provides an opportunity for members of police services to showcase what police do every day to contribute to community safety and well-being, said Chief Jennifer Evans (Peel Regional Police), President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). This year, the 2015 theme discover policing encourages everyone to explore the many opportunities within a police organization.

Chief Evans noted that because of the varied nature of police work, policing lets individuals apply the skills and experiences theyve developed from their previous training, education, professional, and personal life. It offers opportunities for personal growth, continuous learning, a high level of job satisfaction, opportunities for specialization and promotion as well as an excellent salary, benefits, and pension.

The OACP is working with the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and police services across the Province to promote community events that showcase and celebrate policing in Ontario. Please contact your local police service to find out more about Police Week events in your community, visit www.discoverpolicing.ca or follow 2015 Police Week Tweets via the hashtag #PoliceWeekONT.


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