The Winnipeg Police Athletic Association (WPAA) became the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) March 16, 1972 in advance of the Unicity amalgamation of 1974. At that time, all police associations in the Greater Winnipeg area became members of the newly minted WPA.
The Cool 2Be Kind campaign is an initiative of the Winnipeg Police Association and focuses on teaching youth in grades K-8 the value of being kind. Entering our sixth year, this positive behavior initiative outlines the benefits of being kind to others and making good choices in school and in life.
Winnipeg Police Officers are parents, friends and neighbours, and we care about the same things as everyone else. Our focus is on keeping families safe – and building on the things that are working. Reducing crime means having smart, well-trained Officers and Cadets who have the tools they need.