Preparations for the 20th Anniversary of Police Week are well underway, with South Simcoe Police promising to leave attendees in awe with never before seen showcases. A huge turnout is expected at the open houses, which will be held in Bradford and Innisfil.
(Residents of Barrie, Alliston, Beeton and Tottenham, see updates for OPP Police Week below)
This years’ event will run May 14-20 with a special celebration May 13 to commemorate their 20th Anniversary. A separate open house running 9 – 11 am will take place at the North Division (2147 Innisfil Beach Road) and 1 – 3 pm at the South Division (81 Melbourne Drive in Bradford).
Local Officers will also be out again for this years’ heightened festivities, featuring demonstrations from their Canine and Motorcycle Units. There will also be static displays from the Traffic, Emergency Response, Courts, Identification and Auxiliary Units.
Constable Rich Williamson, a spokesperson for the South Simcoe Police and event planner looks forward to celebrating with the community.
“We’re excited to present the annual Police Week Open House and since we’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our amalgamation, we’d love to have the entire community join us. We plan on having a special surprise; something we’ve never had before,” said Williamson.
Locals can also expect a spectacular motorcade display of vintage cruisers including a 1987 Chevrolet Caprice, a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria and the Command Post.
Police Week will partner with community organizations like CHATS (Community and Homecare Assistance for Seniors), Crimestoppers, VCARS (Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service), Georgian Bay Search and Rescue and Rock 95.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring cameras to the event, as there will be lots of fun photo opportunities for the family to enjoy.
For information and updates: www.southsimcoepolice.ca
Residents of Alliston, Beeton and Tottenham can look forward to family friendly Police Week events at their local libraries, where officers will be reading fun stories to the kids. Local daycares will also be there to help with story time and provide childcare during the event. Your local detachment will also conduct ‘Commercial Vehicle Enforcement’ every day during police week and ‘Lock it or Lose it’, a bicycle safety awareness program across all communities.
Residents of Barrie can check out a four day exhibit at Georgian Mall (May 14 -17) with 2 cruisers officers on hand to interact with the public.
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