Jacqueline Ross - Halton Regional Police Service

This year I would like to nominate Sgt Jacqueline Ross for this award. Jacquie has been a part of my and my sister's life for 7 years now. When I first met Jacquie, I was at my lowest point; I felt like I had no one. Jacquie came in when I needed it most and showed me what it feels like to have someone in your corner. Someone who supports you, who cares for you and wants to see you succeed. This was the first time in a long time that I felt worthy. What makes Jacquie so special is this is more than just a job for her, she is passionate about her work and cares for each and every person she encounters. Her job is her passion, and this is a quality you don’t see often. From there, I knew Jacquie would be a friend forever. Throughout the remainder of my post-secondary education, Jacquie was cheering me on. Jacquie was my support system, and she was my family. To this day, my relationship with Jacquie is very important to me, which is why I chose an occupation where I get to help people every day. I hope to have the same positive impact on people as Jacquie did on me.
Jacquie ran a proaction program to promote women’s confidence, positive relationships, and interactions with the police service. This program consisted of weekly runs and fitness activities, which allowed the group to establish teamwork skills, build confidence and form trusting relationships with everyone. It allowed us to develop positive relationships with officers in the region and know we are supported by these officers each and every day.
There is no one more deserving of this award than her.