Dawn Neilly was the Community Police Constable for the Carlington Community the last three years. In my mind, this was a police officer who did their job to the best of their ability every day, no matter how difficult it was. Carlington is a diverse socio-economic community with residents who have varying issues. She treated everyone with respect and showed up at coffee time at the Caldwell Family Centre to talk to residents from the community, community events and worked to help the community turn a very unsavory park into one that has now become a gathering place for the local residents.
She interacted with the children and teens as well as adults and was always approachable. For me, she is an every day hero doing her job and I wish there were more dedicated officers/constables like her. The community was very sad to see her leave Carlington, but her term in community policing was ending.