"We are Celebrating Policing and Community Partnerships"
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - The Woodstock Police Service is inviting the community
to join us in celebrating Police Week from May 13 to 19, 2018. Since 1970, Police
Week has occurred in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, recognized
internationally on May 15. This year's theme, Celebrating Policing and Community
Partnerships, seeks to highlight two distinct concepts, which are intrinsically
- 1. Celebrating policing as a key factor in healthy and safe communities across our
- 2. Promote community partnerships as a means to helping achieve the goal of community
safety and well-being.
Today, policing is under pressure to meet a myriad of expectations from the public,
the government, and from those within the profession. This makes it even more important
for Police to work in collaboration with community partners.
"We are proud of our police officers and personnel and the work they do to keep
our communities safe. Police Week is about celebrating professional, accountable,
and effective policing here and across our Province," said Chief Bill Renton. "Throughout
the week, we will celebrate policing and engage with members of the public about
the public safety issues they are concerned about. Our goal is to work together
for a safer community for everyone."
Our priority for the week will be a combination of community crime prevention and
education to a variety of community partners.
Throughout the week - Woodstock Police, Oxford OPP and OCIPT (Oxford County Injury
Prevention Team) will be attending all high schools in Oxford County and promoting
the K.I.S.S (keep it safe and sober campagne. Police will be speaking with student
who are driving and sharing a message of the importance of not drinking, being high
or distracted while driving.
On Monday, May 14, 2018 - Woodstock Police will be hosting a coffee with the cops
at a coffee club at Canadian Mental Health and engaging in conversation about real
concerns and solutions from members of our community.
On Monday, May 14, 2018 - Woodstock Police are launching our Positive Ticketing
program during Police Week. Woodstock Police have a partnership with McDonalds.
The focus often program focussing on safe cycling. Officer will give out a free
coupon for an ice cream cone to people who are following the rules of the road in
cycling. (Wearing helmets, using hand signals and having proper equipment on their
On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Woodstock Police are participating in a career fare at
St. Mary's High school. Officer, K9, Auxiliary and out Co op student will be participating
in this event.
On Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Woodstock Police will also be running a bike rodeo for
youth to teach rules of the road.
Throughout the week - Woodstock Police will be very active in Elementary school
leading the Values, Influences and Peers Program. Police Officers teach students
about youth and the law, drugs and alcohol and internet safety.
On Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Woodstock Police are working in collaboration with Heart
FM doing an on air impaired driving education session. This session will share the
truth about how alcohol impacts people's ability to function. This event is important
as Police Week runs into the long weekend.
Follow 2018 Police Week Tweets via the hashtag #PoliceWeekON.