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 “
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.
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 11:02 AM
Our partners at the Cambridge Centre for Evidence-based Policing (CCEBP) have produced new research which identifies a way of pin-pointing violent crime with a lot more data than has been shown as unused so far.
The majority of violent incidents recorded by ambulance and emergency services are not reported to the police. As this article, which examined data from West Midlands, U.K., reveals, adding medical data could increase the number of identified violent offences by 15 to 20% to the totals...
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 08:20 PM
Statement by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
Ontario’s New Enforcement Measures Regarding the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders
Ontario’s police leaders know that Ontarians expect their police officers and all police personnel to continue to play an important role in combatting the challenges posed by COVID-19. The current third wave of the pandemic poses an extraordinary threat to public health and police officers will do their part in enforcing the stay-at-home orders designed to keep...