Police Week Starts

Police Week Starts Quick Facts

2021 DateMay 11, 2021
Police Week Starts

Police Week Starts History

Police Week seeks to improve relations between law enforcement and the communities they protect. This day aims to foster better connections and raise awareness about the services that police provide. It encourages attending and participating in fun, informative events. These are held both locally and on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Police week was established in 1970 as part of a public education campaign. It is observed annually during the week around May 15th.

Police Week Starts Facts

  • The theme for Police Week in 2020 was Leading the way for safer communities.
  • There were about 68,000 police officers in Canada in 2018 according to Statistics Canada.
  • According to Statistics Canada, the total cost of policing in Canada exceeded $15 billion in 2018.

Police Week Starts Top Events and Things to Do

  • Learn more about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's (RCMP) Musical Ride. Started in 1887, this demonstrative event consists of a full troop of 32 riders and their horses. It helps fundraise for local charities and non-profits while showcasing the public a piece of RCMP heritage and tradition.
  • Visit the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. It is a law enforcement museum that tells the history of the RCMP. It consists of interactive exhibits with a variety of galleries. It is open nearly every day of the year.
  • Watch videos in honor of Police Week.

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