Sgt. Dodd Tapp

Sgt. Dodd Tapp of the Ottawa Police Service formed a successful peer support group for officers struggling with PTSD and any other mental health issues, I feel that he is deserving of this award because he has done this on his own time and has demonstrated that he cares about the well-being of his colleagues.

There is still a lot of stigma in the police culture in this area. However, Sgt Tapp stood up to this stigma and has helped many officers, put himself out there by sharing his struggles and created a safe place for officers to be able to be better officers.  

Sgt Tapp has shown great courage and did not let the fear of stigma stand in his way. He is a hero. - Jon Guilbeault, Ottawa