Local police services have had to get creative this year to mark Police Week.
In previous years there were mall displays, ‘meet and greets’ in the community and police station tours.
This year, police will get their message out through the media and on Facebook and Twitter.
We’re kicking off #PoliceWeekOn with our first virtual open house demonstration! Let’s go behind the scenes and see how our Forensic Identification officers take fingerprints. #PoliceWeek2020 @OACPOfficial pic.twitter.com/1qeITBheNb— South Simcoe Police (@SouthSimcoePS) May 10, 2020
The theme for Police Week is Leading The Way To Safer Communities.
Barrie Police will highlight the leadership roles police officers play in helping build and maintain safe communities.
They’re also asking the public to reach out to them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to express their feelings about the service, noting that keeping the community safe is a shared responsibility.
Barrie Police Spokesperson Peter Leon says plans are in the works to celebrate with the entire community, once the dust clears. “We are hoping that once COVID-19 is officially behind us, that we will be able to host an event at our new Barry police headquarters, whereby the public will be able to share in this great new building that we are now calling home,” Leon told Barrie 360 over the phone, “as far as next year goes we’ll wait for next year, but we are certainly hoping to do something when the time is right.”