2011 Accolade Awards to showcase OPP's "Best of the Best"

ORILLIA, ON, Sept. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police will be recognizing some of its most distinguished members on Monday at its annual Accolade Awards ceremony.

Accolade Awards are presented to both uniform and civilian OPP personnel who make outstanding contributions to the organization and whose hard work and achievements also underscore the OPP's mission - "Policing Excellence through our People, our Work and our Relationships".

The awards program consists of various special team and individual categories.  Nominations are first submitted by colleagues and are then narrowed down by a distinguished panel of community members and OPP staff.  In the end, 13 remarkable individuals/teams are selected for their outstanding achievements.

The media are invited to attend this special awards ceremony.

Date:              Monday, September 19, 2011

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium, OPP General Headquarters

777 Memorial Avenue

Orillia, ON    

 

The awards ceremony runs from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (approx.) following which the media will have an opportunity to meet the winners. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE LIST OF 2011 ACCOLADE AWARDS CATEGORIES AND RECIPIENTS:

Categories Winners
Officer of the Year Provincial Constable Robert Bernie (NW)
Civilian of the Year Mr. Jeff Willett (B&FSB)
Auxiliary Liaison Officer of the Year Provincial Constable Wendy Burrow (WR)
Jim Potts Award Sergeant P.C. (Phil) George (WR - Seconded to Walpole Island) & Detective Constable D.E. (Dave) Maddocks (POIB)
Valuing & Supporting People Staff Sergeant Audrey Costello (CDB)
Enforcement Detective Constable Clarence Pierce (NW)
Investigation Project Hatfield (Russell Williams investigation) (See Below)
Innovation & Creativity Mr. Joseph Versace (I&SB)
Dedication Detective Constable Joel Blacklock (I&SB)
Team Achievement Witness Protection and Informant Control Unit (See Below)
Community Service Sergeant Laura Nichols (C&TSB)
Humanitarian Excellence Ms. Amy Laughlin (SB)
Partnership OPP Threat Assessment Unit (I&SB) (See Below)

Project Hatfield (Russell Williams Investigation)

Detective Constable J.D. (Jason) Antaya Electronic Crime Section (I&SB)
Detective Constable A.B. (Ben) Beatty Central Hastings Detachment (ER)
Identification Constable G.J. (Greg) Berry Forensic Identification Unit - Peterborough (I&SB)
Identification Constable N.A. (Nicole) Burley Forensic Identification Unit - Belleville (I&SB)
Identification Constable J.R. (Jason) Camp Forensic Identification Unit - Belleville (I&SB)
Detective Constable J.P. (Jean-Pierre) Cantin Peterborough County Detachment (CR)
Detective Sergeant E.C. (Ed) Chafe Criminal Behavioural Sciences Section - SOR (I&SB)
Provincial Constable T.L. (Tracey) Coghlin Behavioural Sciences Section - ViCLAS (I&SB)
Identification Constable H.A. (Heath) Crichton Forensic Identification Unit - Peterborough (I&SB)
A/Detective Inspector K.L. (Kari) Dart Criminal Investigation Branch - Orillia Unit (I&SB)
Detective Sergeant J.A. (Gilles) Depratto Criminal Investigation Branch - Orillia Unit (I&SB)
Detective Sergeant P.D. (Peter) Donnelly Crime Prevention & Investigation (ER)
Detective Constable C.R. (Chuck) Doran Crime, Community Response Team (ER)
Detective Sergeant K.J. (Jim) Falconer Electronic Crime Section (I&SB)

Detective Sergeant R.D. (Rob) Hagerman Crime, Community Response Team (ER)
Detective Constable M.A. (Michelle) Haggerty Crime, Community Response Team (ER)
Detective Constable R.D. (Randy) Horne Northumberland Detachment (CR)
Detective Sergeant T.D. (Tina) Maier Behavioural Sciences & Analysis Services (I&SB)
Detective Sergeant B.R. (Brian) Mason Anti Rackets Branch -Ottawa Unit (I&SB)
Detective Inspector P.J. (Paul) McCrickard Criminal Investigation Branch - Orillia Unit (I&SB)
Detective Inspector C.A. (Chris) Nicholas Criminal Investigation Branch - Ottawa Unit (I&SB)
Detective Constable C.W. (Caley) O'Neill Northumberland Detachment (CR)
Detective Constable L. (Liana) Ouellette Pen Squad (I&SB)
Detective Sergeant T.J. (Terry) Paddon Behavioural Sciences & Analysis Services (I&SB)
Identification Constable J.M. (Jayne) Pellerin Forensic Identification Unit - Belleville (I&SB)
Detective Constable D.C. (Dave) Peterson Napanee Detachment (ER)
Provincial Constable J.A. (Jane) Pratt Behavioural Sciences Section - ViCLAS (I&SB)
Detective Inspector D.W. (David) Quigley Criminal Investigation Branch - Orillia Unit (I&SB)
Sergeant L.K. (Kris) Rae Community Policing (ER)

Detective Constable C.C. (Colin) Reinke Crime, Community Response Team (ER)
Detective Staff Sergeant C.M. (Christina) Reive Crime Prevention & Investigation (ER)
Detective Constable J.S. (Jen) Shaw Napanee Detachment (ER)
Ms. L.M. (Linda) Smith  Photolab (I&SB)
Detective Sergeant J.M. (James) Smyth Criminal Behavioural Sciences Section - SOR (I&SB)
Identification Sergeant D.A. (Dave) Tovell Forensic Identification Unit - Belleville (I&SB)

Witness Protection/Informant Control Unit (WPICU)

Provincial Constable H.M. (Heather) Hilliard Witness Protection Unit (POIB)
Sergeant E.P. (Ed) Kodis Witness Protection Unit (POIB)
Staff Sergeant E.J. (Ted) O'Brien Covert Operations Section (POIB)
Provincial Constable N. (Neil) Parsons Witness Protection Unit (POIB)
Ms. S.L. (Sandy) Poredos  Witness Protection Unit (POIB)
Ms. L.P. (Leann) Wynne  Witness Protection Unit (POIB)

OPP Threat Assessment Unit Members

Detective Sergeant M.L. (Monica) Denreyer Criminal Behavioural Analysis Section (I&SB)
Detective Sergeant W.I. (Bill) Gofton Criminal Behavioural Analysis Section (I&SB)
Detective Sergeant R.K. (Kelly) Grubb Criminal Behavioural Analysis Section (I&SB)
Detective Sergeant T.D. (Tina) Maier Threat Assessment Investigator - Sex Offender Registry (I&SB)
Detective Sergeant G.D. (Glenn) Sheil Criminal Behavioural Analysis Section (I&SB)

 


 

SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

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Contact:  Sergeant Pierre Chamberland, Media Relations Coordinator
Corporate Communications
Phone: (705) 329-6878

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