Regional Police launch Police Week 2014 with Open House at Headquarters

The Open House at Headquarters was a special day in May where families enjoyed a variety of activities  The Police Week theme for 2014 was Building Community Partnerships.

Together we celebrated with a variety of festivities while enjoying BBQ, entertainment, and special events such as:

Live music performed by police members
Demonstrations and displays from the Emergency Response Unit, Canine Unit, Traffic Branch, Forensic Identification Branch and Human Resources Branch
Ride-of-Your- Life Bicycle Tour demonstration
Tours of Headquarters and the Children's Safety Village
Diverse community displays
Ultimate climbing wall, pony rides, face painting, tattoos, puppet show and Tumblebus

 
Police Service recognizes volunteer members at special ceremony

As part of our local Police Week celebration, the Waterloo Regional Police Service honoured the volunteer members of the Waterloo Regional Police Auxiliary, Ceremonial Band, and Male Chorus at a special ceremony on May 13.

Our volunteers are passionate about Waterloo Region and their generous contribution of time, skills, experience and talent creates unique opportunities to establish additional community connections and partnerships. We have a great appreciation to all the volunteers for their selfless service to others.

 
Police Service “pardners” with local business in support of Special Olympics

The Waterloo Regional Police Service in partnership with Special Olympics Ontario invited members of the public to participate in “Cops and Cowboys”, a provincially organized  fund-raising event held in conjunction with Lone Star Texas Grill locations.

On Thursday May 15, 2014, volunteer members from police services across Ontario assisted restaurant servers with lunch and dinner service and cheerfully accepted donations on behalf of the Torch Run for Special Olympics.

 
 Sixth Annual Children's Hero Awards

The Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village held its sixth annual Children’s Hero Awards.

The Academy of Judges selected the top 7 submissions and 9 children received Hero Awards during a ceremony, at the Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village.

Children were recognized for various acts of “heroism” such as calling 9-1-1 for a  family involved in a motor vehicle collision, for assisting strangers in need in emergency situations and for demonstrating extraordinary compassion and commitment to helping neighbours, classmates and family members.


Police and partner organizations recognize Waterloo Region children for community service

A community partnership program benefitted sixty local children who were recognized for their contributions to community service at a special ceremony on June 18, 2014.

 The children, ages 8-12 years, completed 30 hours of community service as participants in the Tim Horton’s ‘Earn-a-Bike’ program.  In recognition of their efforts, the children received a new Raleigh mountain bike and helmet.

 

Regional Police participated in September 11th observance

Chief Bryan Larkin and members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service joiend our emergency services colleagues, along with community leaders and local citizens for a special ceremony in Kitchener dedicated to remembering the tragic events of September 11, 2001. 

We shall never forget the innocent civilian victims, and those brave and dedicated emergency service workers who selflessly gave their lives while saving others. 

EVENTS

Pictured above: Constable Ron Nichols looks on as a new class of Auxiliary Officers
recite the Oath of Office during a May 2014 recognition event.