Written By: Sunday, May 13th 2018

The week of May 13 to 19, 2018 has been designated as Police Week in Ontario. The 2018 theme, Celebrating Policing and Community Partnerships, provides an opportunity for citizens to discover the many ways police are working with and celebrating our community partnerships.

The Owen Sound Police Service has several events planned throughout the week.

Monday, May 14: Shop with a Cop

At 9:30 a.m, Owen Sound Police officers will be grocery shopping ‘for a cause’ with members of the Meaford Optimist Club as well as students from East Ridge and Alexandra Elementary School. The students will be shopping for healthy non-perishable food at Zehrs, while sticking to a strict budget. The team coming the closest to their budget without going over, wins this fun competition for a good cause. With the generous donation and support of Zehrs and the Meaford Optimist Club, all of the food will be donated to the local Salvation Army food bank.

Tuesday May 15: KIDS Program Graduation

All grade six students from Owen Sound schools who participated in the KIDS Program will be converging on East Ridge Elementary School to be honoured for their participation in our program that focuses on gaining knowledge about the law, bullying, internet safety, relationships, drug and alcohol awareness, supports and healthy choices.

Wednesday May 16: Chief for a Day

All grade five students from Owen Sound schools had the opportunity to write an essay on a pre-chosen topic related to safety messaging about negative online/social media posts. The winner of the essay contest will be sworn in as the Chief For A Day, read their submission in front of their class and the media. The new Chief will have the opportunity to get a ‘close up, behind the scenes’ look at what it is like to be a police officer. Media welcome. 10:00 a.m Public Meeting Room – 2nd floor at the Owen Sound Police station, 922 2nd Avenue West. #ChiefTaryn

Thursday May 17: Chief Citation Awards

Chief Sornberger and members of the Police Services Board will recognize citizens who stopped to perform life-saving first aid at a serious motor vehicle collision that occurred on the 10th Street hill in 2017. Chief Sornberger and members of the Police Services Board will recognize a leader in our community for her many years of commitment to the safety and well being of women and children in the City of Owen Sound. The Chief Citation awards will take place at 11:00 am in the Public Meeting Room ( 2nd floor) at the Owen
Sound Police station, 922 2nd Avenue West. Media welcome.

Friday May 18: Police Station Tours

Owen Sound Police station, 922 2nd Avenue West, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m