Every day, thousands of Ontarians rely on professional police officers, 911 dispatchers and other police service personnel to keep their families and communities safe.

The 5th Annual Police Association of Ontario (PAO) Police Services Hero of the Year awards program ran from February 3 - March 13, 2020.

The Police Services Hero of the Year awards provide the public with an opportunity to nominate and recognize their local police services hero for the work they do for Ontarians. A nomination can be related to a specific event, whereby a Police Officer or a Civilian Police Services Employee went above and beyond the call of duty, or it can be in recognition for their ongoing support and involvement within their particular community.