Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards
You’re invited to attend the 20th Annual Surrey Police Officer of the Year and Business Awards on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The recognition of the tremendous work of businesses and the Surrey RCMP Detachment, through their exemplary service and commitment to making Surrey a safer place to live and do business in, continues to be the premise of this event.
The Surrey RCMP along with Surrey’s Auxiliary officers, civilian employees and volunteers will join members of Surrey’s business community to celebrate those individuals who have been chosen by their peers and the public to receive the Police Officer of the Year Awards. The nominees are judged in the areas of: innovation, commitment, contribution and perseverance.
This event is about hope. It is about working together to make a difference to Surrey. It is about celebrating our collaborative efforts and recognizing the hard work of our Surrey RCMP.
The event celebrates, recognizes and takes great pride in the over 63 years of outstanding service given by the Surrey RCMP Detachment, their staff and volunteer teams.
The Surrey Board of Trade has enjoyed a partnership with the Surrey RCMP over the years and I think this event really started that partnership of community safety with the business community – obtaining feedback on our government advocacy from local, provincial to federal issues that include:
- Identity Theft to prompt changes in the criminal code
- Counterfeit goods/intellectual property
- Judicial Accountability
- Crime Reduction Solution Breakfasts in Surrey
- Fraud Awareness
The Surrey Board of Trade has had success in some of these issues where a lot of the language of our recommendations have been incorporated into the Criminal Code – and in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce based in Ottawa – we are working to impact change for the safety of our business community. It is this that is a key economic fundamental to retaining and growing businesses in not only Surrey, but across the nation.
These awards, the only one of its kind in Canada, celebrate the work and innovation of our Surrey RCMP. The event continues to support the RCMP Youth Academy.
Arnold Silzer Community Policing Initiative Award
Constable Julie Bion
Priority Offender Coordinator Unit
Constable Sanj Sidhu & Community Safety Officer Dennis Bell (Think of Me Initiative)
Police Team of the Year Award
Domestic Violence Unit
Surrey Detachment’s Crime Analysis Section
Surrey Youth Unit
Police and Business Partnership Award
City of Surrey Crime Reduction Strategy Team
Stephen Boyd, Surrey Schools
Municipal Employee of the Year Awards
Volunteer of the Year Award
Auxiliary Constable of the Year Award
Auxiliary Constable Mark Elson
Auxiliary Constable Karen Summers
Auxiliary Constable Doyle Willett
Police Officer of the Year Award – Nominated by Peers
Sergeant Paul Hayes
Staff Sergeant Stephen Blair Hurst
Constable Chris Jones
Police Officer of the Year Award – Nominated by Community
Sergeant Lyndsay O’Ruaric
Corporal Scotty Schumann
Sergeant Marc Searle
In Memory of Tara Singh Hayer
Nomination Deadline: NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR 2017 DEADLINES
- Police Municipal Employee of the Year: The recipient will be a municipal employee who has made an outstanding contribution throughout the year to the detachment and their unit.
- Police Volunteer of the Year: While it goes without saying that every volunteer contribution is outstanding, the recipient will be a volunteer who has made a particularly outstanding contribution to police service at Surrey detachment in any volunteer capacity.
- Police and Business Partnership Award: The recipient will be a business person, organization or company which has through their crime prevention initiatives to policing made a significant impact on the ability of Surrey Detachment to serve the city at a higher level.
- Police Officer of the Year: The recipient will be a police officer who has demonstrated by his or her conduct, department, work ethic, ability and leadership the qualities of a role model within the detachment and worthy of this type of peer recognition.
- Auxiliary Constable of the Year: The recipient will be a volunteer constable who has demonstrated by his or her conduct, department, work ethic, ability and leadership the qualities of a role model within the detachment and worthy of this type of peer recognition.
- Arnold Silzer Community Policing Initiative Award: To recognize outstanding community policing and problem-solving initiatives which, through the co-operative effort of individuals or groups, reduced or eliminated a problem, thus impacting positively on the safety and well-being of the community.
- Police Team Award: To recognize outstanding and innovative team policing
Strong nominations will include answers to the following:
- Innovation: Has the individual or business developed an innovative idea, project or strategy? Explain.
- Commitment: How has the nominee shown their commitment to Surrey? Does the nominee participate in community projects, programs, and/or activities?
- Contribution: How has the individual or business contributed towards their department or reduced crime or enhanced community safety?
- Perseverance: How has the individual or business helped to encourage others to action? Has the nominee exhibited perseverance?
Instructions for 2017 Nomination Process
- Submissions should be typed, in a Word or PDF document, and should be no longer than 400 words.
- Please include your name, address and phone number, and the contact information of the nominee.
- For Police Team nominations, please include the names of the team members being recognized as part of your nomination, when possible.
Please submit your nomination to: