This year, May 15th to the 21st has been designated as Police Week in Ontario. Police Week started in 1970 and it is observed every year in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is recognized internationally on May 15. This year’s theme, Discover Policing for Safer Communities, provides an opportunity for communities to discover the many ways police are working to keep their community safe. The Discover Policing program was established in the fall of 2014 by Ontario police services under the auspices of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. This initiative seeks to promote the profession of policing, with an emphasis on reaching out to young people considering their work life options and anyone looking for a new career opportunity.
Members of the Belleville Police Service, Belleville Community Policing and Auxiliary officers will be at the Quinte Mall May 17th and May 18th in conjunction with other community partners to provide an opportunity for the police and community to join together to celebrate policing and to talk about the public safety issues that affect the health and safety of our community.
Furthermore, we will be promoting the Fill the Cruiser event at the mall where members of the public can purchase a bag from Freshco packed with non-perishable food items and “fill the cruiser” with all food being donated to the Gleaners Food bank.
We look forward to seeing you there!