Nic Ouderkirk - Durham Regional Police Service

Nic, my police hero, has been a support system since day one. When informing him I eventually wanted to be a police officer as well, Nic went the extra mile for me. He contacted his colleagues in recruiting, set up meetings for me, and gave me his notes and advice on succeeding in the different application stages. Nic has been there for me not only through policing but also in my personal life, meeting me for coffee when times are tough and, overall, being a shoulder to cry on. If anyone deserves the Extra Mile Award, it’s Nic. If anyone could win every single award, it would be him. The world is a better place with him in it, and communities across the Durham Region are safer because he chose this career.