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:
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:
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):
The Nomination Process: In preparing individual nominations please note:
POYA Winners to Date:
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