Police Week is an annual recognition week that focuses on increasing community
awareness and acknowledgement of police services, while strengthening partnerships
between police and those they serve. It is an opportunity to commend all members of
police services for their strong commitment to keeping Ontario safe.
Since 1970, Police Week has taken place in May to coincide with Peace Officers
Memorial Day, which is internationally recognized on May 15. As such, May 14 to 20,
2023, will be designated Police Week in Ontario.
The provincial theme for 2023 is “Building Bridges: Celebrating Police – Community
Partnerships”. This year’s theme provides an opportunity to use in-person events,
social media, or other platforms to celebrate the collaborative efforts of police services
with their communities and local partners to combat local priority risks and address
overall community safety and well-being in Ontario. It also highlights the importance of
these partnerships that encourage an integrated approach to service delivery and
emergency response efforts. #POLICEWEEKON