Award Process

  • The 2021 Police Services Hero of the Year awards nominations period will be active from February 2 - March 15, 2021, during which time the Police Association of Ontario (PAO) will accept 'police hero' nominations from the public (nominators).
  • Nominations can be submitted through an online form on, emailed to [email protected], or sent via direct message on the PAO Facebook or Twitter pages.
  • A nominator is able to nominate more than one police services personnel.
  • In April 2021, all nominations will be compiled and provided to the PAO Awards Committee to deliberate and select finalists and winners for each award category.
  • The Police Services Hero of the Year Awards for On-Duty Difference Maker (Sworn/Uniform), On-Duty Difference Maker (Civilian), and Community Role Model will be announced at the PAO's virtual Annual General Meeting in June 2021.