News Release - National Police Week 2022
05/15/22 - 05/15/27
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Police Week: Connected to Our Communities
Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2022 – Today marks the beginning of National Police Week – a seven-day public awareness campaign that encourages new connections between police and the communities they serve.
This campaign represents an opportunity 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 Canadians, and the importance of understanding one another.
True understanding means eliminating assumptions and attitudes and making way for open and constructive conversations, balanced with active listening. Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued, allowing all parties to derive strength from the relationship.
“This week, we renew our oath to serve and protect our communities and we continue to strive to align our services to meet their needs and expectations”, said Chief Bryan Larkin, President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
Public safety involves a collaborative effort within police agencies, between police services, and between the police and the communities they serve. This year, we celebrate our efforts to be “connected to our communities”.
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Click here to access the video message by Chief Bryan Larkin, President of the CACP.