National Police Week began in 1970 as a way for the police to connect with their communities and to increase awareness about the services they provide.
The National Strategic Communications Working Group, consisting of strategic police communicators in police services across the country, has been entrusted with the responsibility to develop and promote the campaign.
The theme for this year's campaign is "Connected to our Communities". It's an opportunity for us to emphasize how police officers are both members of the community they live in and members of the police community they work in. This year, we recognize the connection between the police and the citizens we serve and the importance of understanding one another.
A toolkit is developed to help support this public awareness campaign. It includes: