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Woodstock Police Service
2018 Police Week It's Police Week in Ontario

"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 linked:

  • 1. Celebrating policing as a key factor in healthy and safe communities across our Province: and
  • 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 bikes.

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.

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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:27:42 PM EST

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