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A horse and Sea-Doo, of course: Open houses mark Police Week (7 photos)

Observed since 1970, the week celebrates 'police officers and personnel for the extraordinary work they do every day,' South Simcoe department says

Residents got their chance to tour a police station and sit in a cruiser — all without being booked.

The South Simcoe Police Service held its annual open houses at the South (Bradford) and North (Innisfil) divisions May 11, as part of its Police Week initiative. Specialized units on display included traffic and marine, emergency response, forensic identification, canine, community services and auxiliary. 

Other community and first-responder partners were also on hand. 

Police Week runs across Ontario until May 18. This year’s theme is Join Policing: Keep Ontario Safe, which highlights the benefits of having a career in the public service. 

The week is sponsored by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General. It is also part of the National Police Week led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

“Observed since 1970, Police Week brings Ontario police services and communities together to honour and celebrate police officers and personnel for the extraordinary work they do every day,” the South Simcoe department said in a media release.