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Minister Blaney Salutes Law Enforcement Officers During National Police Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 -- The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement today to mark National Police Week, May 11-17, 2014.

"On behalf of our Government and Canadians across the country, I commend law enforcement officers for their commitment to ensuring the safety and security of our communities. During National Police Week, we should all take a moment to think about the valuable services these men and women provide and to thank them for their dedication and professionalism.

Law enforcement officers are hard at work in our communities, on our highways and waterways, our airports, our ports of entry and in foreign countries. The type of work they do varies considerably - from responding to robberies and domestic violence, to investigating and preventing drug smuggling, human trafficking, fraud and cybercrimes, to building law enforcement capacity abroad, and much more.

During National Police Week, let's also think of the families of law enforcement officers. It is the people who are closest to our officers who know best the sacrifices they make to keep us safe, and who know and worry about the risks they face to their own well-being.

Keeping our streets and communities is a priority for our Government. We thank law enforcement officers for their significant contributions towards public safety-our common goal."

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Contacts:
Jason Tamming
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Public Safety
and Emergency Preparedness
613-991-2924

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada
613-991-0657

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