Media Release: Constable Tammie Staples Honoured with School Resource Officer Award of Excellence
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:35 PM
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) is pleased to announce that Constable Tammie Staples of the Port Hope Police Service (PHPS) is the recipient of the 2021 OACP School Resource Officer Award of Excellence.
This award is presented in recognition of the accomplishments of a member of a police service who consistently demonstrates outstanding engagement and achievement within their organization and their community in terms of leadership.
Over the last seven years, Constable Staples...
Media Release: Constable Matthew Borch Honoured with Community Safety and Crime Prevention Award
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 09:12 AM
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) is pleased to award the 2021 OACP Community Safety and Crime Prevention Award to Constable Matthew Borch with the Toronto Police Service (TPS).
This award is presented in recognition of the accomplishments of an officer and their community partners working together to improve community safety and well-being.
Constable Matthew Borch believes that early intervention and focus on improving the social development of young people is key to effective crime...
Police Week is Almost Here!
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...
Changes to Police Ceremony of Remembrance
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...
Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week
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.