Rob was a K9 officer for many years until his K9 police service dog partner - Vegas - retired. I have known Rob for many years. At anytime while on duty or not, if I or anyone had a issue, Rob would stop and help you with your problem. I have nothing but great appreciation for the work Rob and other officers do - we need to recognize these officers more often.Read more
I will keep it short as I am not great at writing stuff up like this. Constable Dave Stewart has had a huge impact on my life. I am 47 yrs old now, but this goes way back when I was 18 yrs old. I was going down the wrong road with the wrong people. Both Dave Stewart and Paul Wilson saw something in me. For the first 3 years, they would take the time to check up on me - always with a warm heart and kind word. I kept myself out of trouble but that never stopped them.Read more
My sister Becky goes above and beyond. She has worked as a Liaison Officer in the local high schools, and has been the first officer to arrive on scene for calls us civilians would run away from. She takes it all in stride. She is now entering into another new phase in her career, transitioning to Ident. I could not be more proud of all her accomplishments. Plus, she is a wonderful mother to her girls and setting an exemplary example for them on what you can achieve with dedication and hard work.Read more
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Constable Evan Harrison over the last year with his tremendous commitment coaching my daughter on a London Devilettes hockey team. Evan has and continues to dedicate many hours a week to developing the girls on and off the ice, guiding them to becoming better people in the community. He has personally helped my daughter to become confident, self-assured and a leader among her peers. He has assisted in making the adjustment to high school a much easier one.Read more
Officer Brummund is an exceptional on- as well as off-duty police officer. He understands well the needs of community he is serving, perforsm his duties consciously, and is always ready to assist when needed. We need more such officers.
I would like to nominate Constable Philip Yake of 22 Division, Peel Regional Police. He has been in service for 12 years and made astounding differences in the lives of those he's saved, and the lives of the families of the ones he could not. He pours his heart and soul into his work and it shows with every call he attends, every colleague he trains, and every life he touches. With greatness comes sacrifice, and Phil has sacrificed his own mental well-being while doing his absolute best on the job. He continues to suffer from PTSD but rather than let it beat him, he is using his struggle to educate others on PTSD and is even hosting a fundraising gala for PTSD awareness.Read more
Constable Paul Crescenzio, a veteran Police Officer with the Ottawa Police Service is an On-Duty Difference Maker. Several times as a civilian accompanying him, I witnessed him attend calls for service where he provided a community-based approach to policing. He offered kindness, compassion and empathy to citizens all while upholding the law. If all police officers were like Constable Cescenzio, policing would have a bright future.
My autistic adult son was attacking me repeatedly over several hours. I did everything I could to get him calm. Medication, calming techniques... nothing worked. I called into dispatch and my son is on the autism registry (thankfully we have that here). Officer Jeff explained my rights and what I can do to protect myself, plus gave me a few new ideas and tools. He took the time to talk to my son, and he did not judge.
I am very proud of Rebecca Elliott, not just as a police officer, but also as a person. She works hard to make changes in her community of schools, and the reception she receives at the schools is amazing. From the staff to all the students, they all respect her and she continues to do amazing things. In the community, she coaches hockey and fast pitch, and can always be called upon to help out. I also witnessed the event in the summer where she assisted the young child with a broken arm. I must admit, I was taken aback with her actions. I realize police act a certain way while on-duty, but she jumped into action while off-duty and helped without thinking twice. She and her paramedic friend were both awesome. I could not thank her enough for what she did that day.
The Halton Police Victim Services Unit is comprised of highly trained staff and volunteers who provide immediate telephone and on-scene intervention, emotional support, community referrals and limited financial assistance to victims of crime and tragedy throughout Halton Region. I am nominating Michelle Barclay for the Police Hero Award. Michelle volunteered for 15 years with Halton Regional Police Victim Services Unit from 2003-2018 and transitioned to a civilian employee as a Victim Support Coordinator in 2018.Read more