Police Week is May 9 to May 15, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Waterloo Regional Police could not hold their annual open house.
Instead, the police force has produced a series of videos, showcasing some of its specialized units.
You can virtually tour the Communications Centre, Forensic Identification Unit, and the K-9 Unit.
Videos are posted below:
DYK: Our Communications Centre is the primary safety answering point for the entire @RegionWaterloo? When you call 911, whether it be for fire, ambulance, or police, our call takers answer the call and then dispatch the required services.— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) May 10, 2021
We hope you enjoy the tour! pic.twitter.com/V4jA8dQ5T8
DYK: Our Forensic Identification Unit is made up of 24 members, including both sworn police officers and civilian professionals?— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) May 12, 2021
The unit has many labs to examine fingerprints, as well as DNA.
Each year the unit analyzes approximately 1,000 fingerprints. pic.twitter.com/XbyiPuS1Uw
Our Service has four canines trained to support officers in tracking and apprehending suspects, locating missing persons, recovering property or evidence, and detecting hidden contraband, such as drugs, firearms, ammunition, and currency.— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) May 14, 2021
Watch the virtual tour to learn more. pic.twitter.com/aTInJUhMwh