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 Police Association of Ontario (PAO) ran its 4th Annual PAO Police Services Hero of the Year awards program from February 11 - March 25, 2019. The 5th Annual awards program will launch in February 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.