2020 Nominees

Sandy Staniforth (1)

Staff Sergeant Staniforth has helped me personally through so many tough times regarding my mental health. She not only does her job thoroughly, mindfully and meticulously, but she goes above and beyond and does it all sincerely from her heart. There is definitely nobody like her and although I recognize this everyday, I think others should too.

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Rebecca Elliott

I have a child that attends a school where Officer Elliott is a school safety officer. My kids adore her. I see her there often interacting with all the children - she is such positive person. My son told me that she will spend her lunch at the school to play some basketball or just sit and talk with the class. The lessons and impressions she leaves with the students is invaluable. 

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Sgt. Melanie Jefferies

Sergeant Melanie Jefferies rerouted my life and ultimately my recovery after disclosing a childhood secret.

For 20 years I was committed to keeping my childhood kidnapping, sexual assault and near death a secret, convincing myself that nobody would believe me. I was at a point of a mental breakdown before coming forward and Sergeant Jefferies demonstrated incredible empathy and integrity towards me and my struggles. She is honest and trustworthy and was more of a therapist than my actual therapist was during the court process.


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Andrew Stanley

Constable Stanley is a member of the London Police Service (LPS) and has worked in the K-9 unit for several years. Constable Stanley is a dedicated police officer working diligently alongside his K-9, Rukus and is responsible for numerous arrests of criminals in the City of London. I have seen Constable Stanley speak at a public demonstration about how the K-9 Unit is an effective part of the LPS. He is very passionate about his job.

David Stewart (2)

I've known Dave for over 16 years. He is not only a dedicated member of the Ottawa Police Service, but more so, he is a dedicated to his service outside the uniform as well. He not only serves people in a policing role, but he also goes the extra mile and genuinely cares for any and everybody. He sees beyond the colour of skin, how much money you make, or whether you're a criminal or his own family. 

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Wes Brown

Wes wears many hats at South Simcoe Police Service (SSPS) - Marine Patrol, Head of their Training Unit, and the Emergency Response Unit (ERU). Wes has to be ready to go 24/7. In addition to his job, he also volunteers his time to teach at the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) each year. His knowledge of policing tactics and high level of professionalism are truly second to none in my opinion. 

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Evan Harrison (3)

Constable Evan Harrison is a Community Services officer working for London Police Services. He has impacted numerous lives in the schools. He runs programs  to educate children on social media, bullying, etc. He runs several sport tournaments over the summer. Last year, he developed a special program with London Police and the Children’s Hospital where he and his team make regular visits with children staying there. 

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Elisabeth Aschwanden

Elisabeth always wears a smile and is always busy helping people. I'm sure she took this job to give back to the community and make a difference, but she is literally a shining example of going above and beyond with every shift she takes on! IMO #PositiveCommunityEngagementWithOurYoung is so important! Imagine having a chance to give a child some direction and help steer them in the right direction! She helps seniors in our communities and even helps with some breakfast events!

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Sandy Staniforth

Since 2017, and the initiation of our wellness unit, Staff Sergeant Sandy Staniforth has been at the helm. In fact, until this year, she has been by herself. Sandy has saved my life and that of my families. She has made herself available to myself and every member of our service 24/7. Through education, and being empathetic to everyone’s needs, she puts service to others before herself and her family. I have never met a more caring, loving and supportive person in my life. I have never felt so strongly about a more deserving person to receive an award for her devotion to helping others. She exemplifies the meaning of being a police officer in Canada.

Andrew Lindsay

I'd like to nominate PC Andrew Lindsay for this award in recognition of his efforts to educate the community on the dangers of impaired driving by alcohol and drug, and for his work at getting the individuals who engage in these behaviours off the road. PC Lindsay has been recognized numerous times for his work by community groups like MADD Halton, and is a subject matter expert in drug and alcohol impaired driving. He is always willing to assist with training and professional development opportunities, and does so with professionalism, patience and understanding.