Waterloo Regional Police Launches Open House to Kick-Off Police Week 2018

Posted on Tuesday May 08, 2018

Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service is pleased to open its doors to the community during an Open House event to celebrate the kick-off to Police Week.

The Police Week theme this year is “Celebrating Policing and Community Partnerships,” which acknowledges the tremendous work of police personnel and community partnerships.

“Police Week is about celebrating policing and the work our members do to ensure the safety and wellness of everyone in our Region,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “This year, we want to highlight the importance of maintaining strong community partnerships between government, businesses, community groups and community members. It’s because of these partnerships that we are able to identify safety and well-being needs and work towards a better community for all. The annual Open House is a great way to kick off Police Week because it is an opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate this positive relationship in a fun-filled, family-friendly day.”

The Open House will take place at the Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Headquarters on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 200 Maple Grove Road in Cambridge.  There will be a variety of activities and events including:

  • Live music
  • Demonstrations and displays from the Emergency Response Team and the Traffic Motorcycle Unit
  • Unique photo opportunities
  • Displays and information booths
  • Charity BBQ
  • Pedal cars, balloon twisting clown, puppet show, Jack the Nimble Bus, pony rides, climbing wall, bouncy castle and face painting
  • A 9-1-1 simulator to show children what happens when they dial the emergency number

Admission is free, however donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted on behalf of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Media Inquiries:

Cherri Greeno

Media Relations Coordinator

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773

cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca

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