The Calgary Police Service was formed in 1885, and since then, has been instrumental in establishing Calgary as a safe and thriving city. Without the outstanding commitment made by the members of CPS, Calgary would not have flourished into the city it is today.
The 1885 Society is a group of passionate Calgarians, who are committed to showing our appreciation to the members of the Calgary Police Service. We all recognize that a life of public service is often a thankless job, and together, we want to change that.
Over the years, Calgary has evolved into a world-class city, with much credit to the contribution, dedication and sacrifice of our police service members.
To all members of the Calgary Police Service – sworn, civilian, past and present – we thank you for your unwavering and longstanding commitment to keeping our city safe.
Beacons of Hope was born out of an idea to acknowledge the hardworking members of the Calgary Police Service. Together with Founders J. Murray McCann and Jackson McDonough, and the 1885 Society, the Beacons of Hope initiative began.
The inaugural Beacons of Hope event was held in May 2022. Join us again this year for a community appreciation event that gives Calgarians an opportunity to meet and engage with members of the Calgary Police Service.