Award Process

Nominations for the 2023 Police Services Hero of the Year are now closed.

  • The 2023 Police Services Hero of the Year awards nominations period will run from February 6 - March 20, 2023, during which time the Police Association of Ontario (PAO) accepted '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 2023, all nominations will be compiled and provided to the PAO Awards Committee to deliberate and select finalists and winners for each award category.
  • The winners will be announced at the PAO's Annual General Meeting in May 2023.