News release: National Police Week 2023 - Committed to Serve

    05/14/23 - 05/14/28

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    Ottawa, Ontario, May 14, 2023 – Today marks the beginning of National Police Week – a seven-day public awareness campaign that encourages increased awareness and understanding between police and the communities they serve.

    This year, we recognize the oath officers proudly take to be “committed to serve”.

    To residents, we are the police. They do not differentiate between patches, names, or police services, but simply want one thing — for us to keep them safe and well. This is the duty and responsibility we proudly assume 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

    “With so many heartbreaking stories of line-of-duty deaths in the last few months, this year’s campaign offers a period of reflection and acknowledgement of the selflessness and courage that police officers across Canada display every day keeping communities safe”, stated Chief Danny Smyth, 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, other first responders, social and community services, as well as residents. This week, we honour the sworn officers and civilian police personnel who are #CommittedToServe the citizens in our country as we work together towards a better and safer future for all.



    For further information please contact:

    Natalie Wright
    Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
    Communications Manager