Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 01:23 PM
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) is proud to support the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) in supporting Canada Road Safety Week, a 7-day national campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world. This annual awareness campaign, which takes place from May 18 to 24, 2021, is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on Canada’s roads. The focus of this campaign continues to be on behaviours...
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 01:16 PM
On May 11, 2021, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) issued a statement calling for justice sector organizations – including police – to implement measures aimed at limiting the number of individuals in correctional facilities or in custody. A number of the recommendations were identified specifically to police organizations.
The OACP shares the concerns of the OHRC with regards to high prison populations, particularly during the current pandemic. The overcrowding of correctional facilities...
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 11:57 AM
During Police Week (May 9 to 15), Ontario police services will highlight their service, people, and many accomplishments. Starting in 1970, Police Week coincides with Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is recognized internationally on May 15. This year, we want to celebrate community partnerships. All of us – police, communities, government, businesses, and ordinary citizens – must work together when it comes to public safety, crime prevention, and community engagement.
This year’s theme is “Working...
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 11:45 AM
Due to the Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation (OPMF) Ceremony of Remembrance has had to be further scaled back on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The original intent was for police services across Ontario to provide still photography or pre-recorded videos honouring the ceremony, so they could be incorporated during the broadcast.
While the ceremony will still pay tribute to fallen officers during a 15-minute broadcast on social media, police services have...
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 11:14 AM
This year, Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week takes place between May 2 and 8. Given the current environment and focused efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the week is being promoted online, using the official hashtags #EPWeek2021 #SemainedelaSC2021. Online public education resources are available as well as the new Government of Canada EP Week resources.
The OACP encourages you to follow @OntarioWarnings and @ONsafety on Twitter for information throughout the week.