‘Safer tomorrow’ theme of Police Week

the OPP

Everyone in Rainy River District can play a leadership role in making our communities safer, Rainy River District OPP detachment commander Insp. Steve Shouldice said Monday at the kick-off to Police Week locally.
“Our partnership with our communities is essential in preventing crime and making our citizens safer,” said Insp. Shouldice.
“The police can’t do it alone,” he stressed. “We need the support of every resident of the Rainy River District.”
Insp. Shouldice added Police Week is a great opportunity to engage people in our community on topics such as crime prevention programs and community policing.
The theme of Police Week 2012 is “Leading the way to a safer tomorrow.”
Police Week runs May 13-19 in Ontario, and is dedicated to increasing community awareness and recognition of policing services and strengthening partnerships between police and the community.
Police Week 2012 is being marked in Rainy River District with the following activities taking place:
•bike rodeos on May 16-17 at North Star School and St. Patrick’s School in Atikokan;
•a “Lock It or Lose It” media campaign; and
•Senior’s and Law Enforcement Together website launch (www.ffsalt.com).
“Police Week is an opportunity to show our appreciation to our police officers and their community partners for all they do to keep our communities safe,” said Community Safety and Correctional Services minister Madeleine Meilleur.
“Ontario is safer and stronger thanks to our police services, and the support of the government and all Ontarian,” she added.