South Simcoe Police Service officers have been out in the community during Police Week, celebrating policing and community partnerships.
Police displays at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Cookstown, the Innisfil ideaLAB, and the Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre on May 17 provided information on the local service, prize giveaways, and educational pamphlets from partner agencies.
The public could pick up the County of Simcoe’s Emergency Preparedness Guide, details about the 211 services, information on leisure centre programs, or even plans for an Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-approved doghouse.
The idea is to connect with the public, put a face to community policing — and encourage residents to ask questions, said Special Const. Elisabeth Aschwanden.
From seniors interested in sharing their views, to Grade 3 French-immersion classes from W.H. Day Elementary School, a steady flow of visitors stopped by the display at the leisure centre and spoke with the community officers.