Have you ever wondered what’s on a police officer’s duty belt? Or if Halifax has a SWAT team? And how accurate crime shows on television really are?
HRM Partners in Policing are inviting the public to find out the answers to these questions and more during a free showcase at Mic Mac Mall on Saturday, May 10th, 9:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
The showcase will kick-off National Police Week which runs May 11th-17th. Police Week is dedicated to increasing community awareness and recognition of policing services while strengthening police-community ties.
‘The HRM Partners in Policing Showcase is a unique way for the public to learn more about the behind the scenes work of the RCMP and Halifax Regional Police,’ says S/Sgt. Scott MacDonald, HRM Public Safety Officer. ‘It gives people a chance to see how police work with the citizens they serve to make their communities safer.
The theme of the police showcase is crosswalk safety and will include displays, demonstrations, activities and dozens of police officers available to answer questions from the public. As well, a number of police and law enforcement vehicles will be on site – giving the public a rare chance to jump into the driver’s seat of a police cruiser! Displays and booths will be found on the 2nd level, near the Bay. Vehicles will be parked outside near the Old Navy store entrance.
During the police showcase, the HRM Public Safety Office, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association, will host a free drop-off location as part of National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day. Capital Health will be in attendance to accept the prescription drugs as they did in 2013. This is the second year for the event.
Proper disposal of prescription drugs reduces the availability of these drugs for abuse, lessens the chances of misuse and prevents unwanted chemicals from entering our water system and waste stream. You can bring any prescription drugs you want to get rid of to the police exhibition and we’ll make sure they’re disposed of properly. This service is completely anonymous; to protect your privacy, remember to remove any labels containing personal information from the packaging.
C/Supt. Roland Wells, Officer in Charge of Halifax RCMP and Chief Jean Michel Blais, Halifax Regional Police, will be available to speak with media at 10 a.m., May 10th.