Written By: Monday, May 14th 2018

May 13 to 19 has been designated as Police Week in Ontario. Police Week was observed in 1970 and coincides with Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is recognized internationally on May 15.

Our Police Officers and police personnel work hard every day to keep Ontarians safe. Police Week is about celebrating professional, accountable, and effective policing across our Province. It provides opportunities for police and the community to join together to celebrate policing and to talk about the public safety issues that affect the health and safety of all our communities.

Community partnerships play a key role in modern and effective policing. As public service organizations, our police services are held to high levels of professionalism and accountability. In order to meet these goals, government, businesses, community groups, and individual Ontarians must work together to identify common community safety and well-being needs and meet these goals.

Police Officers in Ontario come from many different backgrounds. While we always strive to have police services that reflect our communities, we know that we always have work to do when it comes to recruiting and attracting specific groups of that of our citizens.

Individuals considering a career in policing are encouraged to take part in police week to see whether policing is something they should consider. Police services are looking to attract highly qualified and motivated people from many different backgrounds as policing professionals.

The Barrie Police Service will be hosting various events throughout the City of Barrie during Police Week. This week

Police Week Activities

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 
    5th Annual Barrie Police Home Safe 5KM Run/Walk
    Time: 5:00 p.m. On-site registration & t-shirt pick up begin. Click here for details.
    Location: Heritage Park, Lakeshore, Barrie
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 
    Police Vehicle and Equipment Display
    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Location: Georgian Mall – 509 Bayfield Street, Barrie
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    Police Vehicle and Specialty Unit Display
    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Location: Georgian Mall -509 Bayfield Street, Barrie

    • Vehicle and Equipment Display 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • Uniform Recruitment Unit – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Tactical Support Unit Demo – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    All Star Barrie Ball Hockey Game – Kids vs Cops
    ** For youths registered with the Barrie Ball Hockey Club **
    Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Barrie Ball Hockey Club – 125 Ferndale Drive, Barrie.
    Contact: (705) 721-0198
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    Barrie Police take Police Week to Social Media 
    Time: All day
    Location: City of Barrie Barrie

For Police Week inquiries please contact Community Services Sergeant Talarico at (705)725-7025 ext. 2903.

Other communities obviously also getting involved.