Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

May 11, 2008 12:09 ET

Minister Day Offers Thanks to Canadian Police on the Occasion of National Police Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 11, 2008) - The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety today offered thanks on behalf of all Canadians to federal, provincial and municipal law enforcement officials, as well as aboriginal police forces, on the occasion of National Police Week, which runs from May 11 - 17, 2008.

"The Government of Canada is committed to keeping our communities safe. This cannot be achieved without the dedication of our police forces across Canada. Whether it is in a major city, small town, rural area or First Nations community, the men and women of Canada's police forces bring courage, dedication and a high level of professionalism to the job of protecting our communities.

Policing is an extremely challenging and often dangerous occupation. Every day, police officers across the country put their lives on the line for our safety and for this, we are sincerely grateful.

Each time we hear about one of the many drug seizures that have been made, we see first- hand how local police forces are making a difference in our communities. Each time we learn that dangerous criminals, who are intent on pursuing illegal activities in our neighbourhoods, have been arrested, we should remember that none of this could be achieved without the dedication and hard work of police forces across Canada.

The Government of Canada is committed to working closely with provinces and territories to provide police officers with the tools and resources necessary to do their job. As part of this commitment, a $400 million Police Officers Recruitment Fund was established to hire an additional 2,500 police officers across the country. Together we will continue in our efforts to make our communities safer places to live.

I want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank all police men and women in Canada for your outstanding work and dedication."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications