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Monday, 12 May 2014

May 11- 17 National Police Week Thank You!

Kawartha Lakes Mums Did You Know May 11- 17 is National Police Week?

We are grateful for the men, women, and dogs who work hard protecting us from our own fallibility and that of others.
National Police Week is a time to thank officers for what they do - many of whom go beyond their shift hours in dedication to protecting people, and making City of Kawartha Lakes a better place to live, work, and play. 
Thank you in magnetic letters
Thank You for Protecting Us From Idiots
Including Ourselves
Police Week is also a time to reflect in recognition of officers who have died, I would also like to think it is a time to be supportive of officers who had to retire due to work injuries, though I can find little on this topic.
I would also like to think it is a time to thank police support staff and volunteers who work with our local forces on Community Policing Committees 

How Can We Thank Our Police Officers and Staff?

A colleague of mine used to take batches of homemade cookies to Fire Halls and police departments, though this is a nice idea, for some of us, our offerings might be seen as cruel and unusual punishment. Perhaps a hand-written note might be nice, especially if it contained recognition of a specific act, or was created with your children. How do you suggest thanking our officers and staff? Here is how the Canadian government worded their thanks:

Minster Blaney Salutes Enforcement Officers During Police Week

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement to mark National Police Week, May 11–17, 2014.
“On behalf of our Government and Canadians across the country, I commend law enforcement officers for their commitment to ensuring the safety and security of our communities. During National Police Week, we should all take a moment to think about the valuable services these men and women provide and to thank them for their dedication and professionalism.
Law enforcement officers are hard at work in our communities, on our highways and waterways, our airports, our ports of entry and in foreign countries. The type of work they do varies considerably ­– from responding to robberies and domestic violence, to investigating and preventing drug smuggling, human trafficking, fraud and cybercrimes, to building law enforcement capacity abroad, and much more.
During National Police Week, let's also think of the families of law enforcement officers. It is the people who are closest to our officers who know best the sacrifices they make to keep us safe, and who know and worry about the risks they face to their own well-being.
Keeping our streets and communities is a priority for our Government. We thank law enforcement officers for their significant contributions towards public safety—our common goal.”
Follow Public Safety Canada (@Safety_Canada) on Twitter.
Kawartha Lakes Mums has a list of several local officers and Ontario Police Tweeters listed in our Helpful Heroes twitter list. You may wish to connect with officers there and send them a Thank you as well.  Local police accounts include :@KLPSmedia, @Jhagarty, @KLPMitchell
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1 comment:

  1. How will your family thank our local officers next year?


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