Police Week activities in Owen Sound
POLICE WEEK 2019
The week of May 12 to 18, 2019 has been designated as Police Week in Ontario.
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) are proud to announce the theme for this year’s Police Week which takes place May 12 to 18, 2019: “Proudly Supporting Our Police”. The theme promotes the policing profession.
The 2019 theme, Celebrating Policing and Community Partnerships, provides an opportunity for citizens to discover the many ways police are working with and celebrating our community partnerships.
The Owen Sound Police Service has several events planned throughout the week.
Monday, May 13: Shop with a Cop
At 9:30 a.m, Owen Sound Police officers will be grocery shopping ‘for a cause’ with members of the Meaford Optimist Club as well as students from East Ridge and Alexandra Elementary School. The students will be shopping for healthy non-perishable food at Zehrs, while sticking to a strict budget. The team coming the closest to their budget without going over, wins this fun competition for a good cause. With the generous donation and support of local grocers and the Meaford Optimist Club, all of the food will be donated to the local Salvation Army food bank. Media welcome.
Tuesday May 14: KIDS Program Graduation
All grade six students from Owen Sound schools who participated in the KIDS Program will be converging on East Ridge Elementary School to be honoured for their participation in our program that focuses on gaining knowledge about the law, bullying, internet safety, relationships, drug and alcohol awareness, supports and healthy choices. The students will be treated to a BBQ lunch served by officers and the Auxiliary unit. Media welcome.
Wednesday May 15: Chief for a Day
All grade five students from Owen Sound schools had the opportunity to write an essay on a pre-chosen topic related to safety messaging: “If a friend were making poor life choices, I would... “
The winner of the essay contest will be sworn in as the Chief For A Day, read their submission in front of their class and the media. The new Chief will wear a uniform and have the opportunity to get a ‘close up, behind the scenes look at what it is like to be a police officer. 10:00 a.m Public Meeting Room - 2nd floor at the Owen Sound Police station, 922 2nd Avenue West. Media welcome.
Thursday May 16: Chief Citation Awards
Chief Ambrose and members of the Police Services Board will recognize citizens who have demonstrated commitment to the community and to public safety. Chief Ambrose and members of the Police Services Board will also recognize leaders in our community for many years of commitment to volunteerism and the well being of citizens of Owen Sound.
The Chief Citation Awards will take place at 11:00 am in the Public Meeting Room ( 2nd floor) at the Owen Sound Police station, 922 2nd Avenue West. Media welcome.
Friday May 17: Social Networking
Online Social Networking posts highlighting our policing departments and the many services that we provide in the city and across the province.
Saturday May 18: Police Station Tours
Guided tours of the police station between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 p.m