North Bay Police Service presents plans for province-wide Police Week
The North Bay Police Service will be joining police services across Ontario to celebrate Police Week. This year’s theme, Working Together for Safer Communities, invites everyone to discover the many ways police personnel work to keep our communities safe. The following is a list of upcoming events.
Saturday, May 13th: Prescription Drugs Drop-Off Day
From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Shoppers Drug Mart at 2025 Cassells Street, North Bay. See media release issued last week.
From Sunday, May 14th to Saturday, May 20th: Commemorating our fallen members
Two “Hero in Life / Police Week” signs will be on display under the two Fred Lefebvre Memorial Overpass signs. Ninety-four years ago, on May 18th, 1923, Detective Fred Lefebvre was shot by a fugitive who escaped from the Court House. As well, a “Heroes in Life / Police Week” sign will be on display in the front lobby at police headquarters to commemorate Detective Fred Lefebvre and Constable Leonard George Slater, who died on December 1st, 1973, after responding to a report of a man with a gun in a downtown North Bay parking lot. Read details of their stories on the North Bay Police Service’s online memorial page.
Tuesday, May 16th
At 10 a.m. at police headquarters, 135 Princess Street West – The North Bay Police Services Board will be meeting for their monthly open session meeting in the Colin Vezina Boardroom. Media and the public are welcome. During lunch hour, Community Programs officers will be serving lunch to patrons of The Gathering Place.
Wednesday, May 17th: Buckle Up Challenge
At 12:30 p.m. at the waterfront, officers from the North Bay Police Service’s Traffic Unit will be joining other community partners for the Buckle Up Challenge between students of St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School and Chippewa Secondary School. Full details to follow on Monday, May 15th.
Friday, May 19th: Engaging with local youth
At 3:30 p.m. at the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre, officers from the North Bay Police Service’s Community Programs Section will play a recreational game of floor hockey with local youth. Any young person looking for a fun after school activity are welcome to join us.
Toronto graffiti artist Magic Finnga Wong will be back in North Bay with the Mac’s StreetART initiative team from August 28th to 30th. Look for details coming soon.
Working Together for Safer Communities
The North Bay Police Service is a team of 94 police officers and 62 civilians who serve the City of North Bay and the Municipality of Callander—a jurisdiction that is home to a combined population of 55,416 residents and a geographical area comprised of urban and rural settings, bordered by water, forests and wetlands.
The North Bay Police Service has strong working relationships with police services in the area, including: a) the Ontario Provincial Police, whose jurisdiction consists of provincial highways, navigable waterways, and surrounding rural communities; b) the 22 Military Police Flight, who provide police services to the Canadian Armed Forces base in North Bay; c) the West Nipissing Police Service, whose members serve Sturgeon Falls and surrounding areas; and d) the Anishnabek Police Service, whose members provide police services to our neighbours on Nipissing First Nation and Dokis First Nation.
Community safety is a shared responsibility. As such, the North Bay Police Service values its strong partnerships with community organizations and agencies. Local successes like the Mobile Crisis Team, the Gateway Hub, and the Patch for Patch Program have received provincial and national attention and are testimony to what can be accomplished when we work together.
About Police Week
Since 1970, Police Week in Ontario has been observed in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, recognized internationally on May 15th. This year, the eighth annual Ontario Police Memorial Foundation’s Ceremony of Remembrance took place on Sunday, May 7th.