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National Police Week: Committed to Serve

New Westminster – Today marks the beginning of National Police Week – a seven-day public awareness campaign that encourages increased awareness and understanding between police and the communities they serve.

This year, we recognize the oath officers proudly take to be “committed to serve” communities who want and expect the police to keep them safe.

Some New Westminster residents do not differentiate between patches, names, or police services, but simply want one thing — for police to keep them safe. This is the duty and responsibility we proudly assume 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

“As part of National Police Week we’d like residents and visitors to New Westminster to know that we’re here for you,” stated Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “If you ever fear for your safety, call 9-1-1 and front line members of the New Westminster Police Department will be there to help.”

Public safety involves a collaborative effort within police agencies, between police services, and between the police, other first responders, social and community services, as well as residents. This week, the New Westminster Police Department renews its oath to be #CommittedToServe the citizens of New Westminster as we work together towards a better and safer future for all.


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