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POYA

2017 POLICE AND PEACE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

FINALISTS AND AWARDS EVENT

As NL Crime Stoppers (NLCS) celebrates its 25th anniversary, 2017 will prove to another prolific year for the Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards (POYA) program. Three awards will be presented at this years’ award sceremony on 19 May 2017, one to the police officer from each of the two the provincial police forces as well as a peace officer employed for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace or for the service or execution of civil process.

2017 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards (POYA) Finalists
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Cpl. Troy Bennett, Happy Valley-Goose Bay Detachment
Cst. Mark Blackmore, Happy Valley-Goose Bay Detachment
Cst. Walter Pynn, Harbour Grace Detachment

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Sgt. Dwight Feltham Northeast Avalon Region
Sgt. William James, Northeast Avalon Region
Cst. Shawna Park, Corner Brook Region

Peace Officer of the Year
Insp. Paul Hammond, Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation
Officer Katie Quinton, Municipal Enforcement, Town of Labrador City
Fishery Officer Brent Watkins, Conservation and Protection, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The 2017 POYA awards ceremony will be held 2 P.M., Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South, NL.

Special guests in attendance include:

  • The Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor, Newfoundland and Labrador
About POYA: The POYA program honours enforcement officers in Newfoundland and Labrador that perform beyond the call of duty both on the job and in the community.

POYA is an annual awards program that is coordinated by Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers. Nominations are accepted in confidence from police or peace officers as well as members of the general public and community organizations for:

  • Police Officer of the Year – Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Police Officer of the Year – Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
  • Peace Officer of the Year - employed for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace or for the service or execution of civil processes.

For +20 years provincial police officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have been recognized for their professional and contribution to the communities in which they were stationed. In 2014 and to better represent the enforcement entities that contribute and engage with all the province the POYA program expanded to also recognize peace officers employed throughout Newfoundland and Labrador for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace or for the service or execution of civil process.

Who can be Nominated: Eligibility for this year’s awards include (but not exclusively):

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
  • Correctional Services Canada
  • Canadian Border Services Agency
  • Dept. Fisheries and Oceans
  • Military Police
  • Liquor Inspectors
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Municipal Police
  • Sheriffs

The Nomination Process: In preparing individual nominations please note:

  • A complete nomination package MUST include a completed nomination form and a nomination summary and/or letters of reference;
    Nominators  may  nominate  more  than  one  officer  however you MUST complete a separate nomination for each person; 
  • A nomination summary of no more than three pages should accompany each nomination package and should specifically address:
    • His/her professionalism and dedication to public service and benefit to others;
    • His/her contribution to community, region and/or province;
    • His/her demonstrated  leadership and  describe  outstanding accomplishments on the job;
    • His/her performance of special acts or services in the public interest; and,
    • Any other information you may wish to supply to best describe why you are nominating this person.
  • Past nominations can be resubmitted for consideration.
For more information on the POYA program, please call 709 729 8246

The 2017 Police and Peace Officer

of the Year Awards is proudly supported

by The VOCM Cares Foundation.

POYA Winners to Date:

Police Officer of the Year Award –

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Police Officer of the Year Award –

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

 

Peace Officer of the Year Award

Cst Peter McKay

Sgt Randy Mercer

Sgt Dave Carey

Cst Boyd Merrill

S/Cst Jack Humphries

Cst John Pardy

Cst Jagdeep Soin

Sgt Kevin Baillie

Sgt Paddy McNeil

Cst Amy Mitchell

Cpl Rendell Osmond

Cst Peter King

Cst Kent Pike

Cst Mark McDonald

Sgt Duane Walsh

Sgt Jacques Morneau

Cst Darryl MacMullin

Cpl Rick Mills

Cst Justin James Lyall

Sgt Donald Rogers
S/Sgt Greg Hicks

Sgt Michael Adams

Cst Paul Davis

Cst Roger Devereaux

Cst Kenneth Jackson

Cst Ralph Mitchell

Cst Georgina Short

Cst Dean Roberts

Cst Stephanie Motty

Cst Stephen Knight

Cst Brad Butler

Cst Ken Dean

Cst Wayne Mercer

Cst Preston Duffy

Cst Robert Edwards

Sgt Patrick Roche

Sgt Jason Sheppard

Cst Robert Hull

Cst Krista Miller

Cst Scott Mosher
Sgt Paul Didham

 

Cst Oswald Fudge, Town of Gander Municipal Enforcement

 

Fishery Officer Sherry Pittman, DFO

 

Cst. Danielle Greavette, City of Mount Pearl Municipal Enforcement

Fishery Officer Nikki Wright,  Fisheries and Oceans


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