The men and women in uniform that protect and server our community are the focus of this week. National Police Week was started in the 1970s as a way to bridge the gap between the communities and those that serve.  

In a release Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Paul Merriman said. “We know firsthand that keeping our province safe relies heavily on the incredible teamwork and collaboration among our dedicated officers.” 

Merriman went on to say, 

"On behalf of the SACP, I'd like to recognize the dedication and sacrifice of the almost 3,000 police officers serving in communities across our province who put their lives on the line 24/7, 365 days a year. ... As worldwide events influence conflicts across the country, I want to take the time to say to our officers that their work is appreciated and valued. Our police officers are committed to serve for a better future for all." 

Also included in the release it was recently announced 2024-25 Budget, more than $730 million was invested in policing and community safety.

The national week runs from the May 12 to 18.