May 13 to 19 is Police Week in Ontario — a time when members of the public are invited to discover how their local police services meet the challenges of serving their communities, and to celebrate community partnerships.
The South Simcoe Police Service held open houses at both the north and south divisions on May 12, inviting families to drop by for a tour of the stations and see how various departments work.
The South Simcoe Police Canine Unit — made up by Const. Shawn Gwilliam and police dog Nitro — provided a demonstration, and kids were invited to sit in a police cruiser or atop the service’s motorcycle, and talk with officers of the emergency response unit.
Simcoe County Paramedic Services, Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire and Emergency Services, CrimeStoppers, and the Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue were among the community partners that also had displays at the events.