Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards
On October 10, 2019, the Surrey Board of Trade hosted the 23rd Annual Surrey Police Officer of the Year and Business Awards. 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 RCMP Auxiliary, 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 65 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.
Nominations are closed for 2019
- Award CategoriesPolice 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.
- RCMP Auxiliary of the Year: The recipient will be an RCMP volunteer auxiliary 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 cooperative 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 2019 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:
POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD – NOMINATED BY COMMUNITY
- Corporal Bob Keay
- Corporal Elenore Sturko
- Constable Richard Wright
POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD- NOMINATED BY PEERS
- Constable Karen Baker
- Corporal Thomas Boyce
- Constable Richard Wright
ARNOLD SILZER COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE AWARD
- Auto Crime Target Team
- Serious Crime Unit
- Surrey Gang Enforcement Team
POLICE AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- Guildford Town Centre
- Karen Klein – ICBC
- Save On Foods – Store #2207 (10312 King George Boulevard)
MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD
- Natalie Browne
- Marnie Neal
- Jana Stocker
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
- Harsimran Cheema
- Steve Gyorgy
- Sharanvir Kang
RCMP AUXILIARY OF THE YEAR AWARD
- Auxiliary Terry Mann
- Auxiliary Karen Summers
- Auxiliary Kim Treider
POLICE TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
- Domestic Violence Unit
- Police Mental Health Intervention Unit/Car 67
In Memory of Tara Singh Hayer