Windsor Police recognized for contributions to school safety

CAA hands out Achievement Award

WINDSOR, ON, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Every year, one police service in south central Ontario stands out for its valuable contributions to keeping elementary school students safe.

This year's recipient of CAA's School Safety Patrol Program Achievement Award is Windsor Police Service. The annual award is given to the service which lends exceptional support to the CAA School Safety Patrol (SSP) program.

Today, Police Chief Al Frederick and Police Constable Leigh-Ann Godwin are being honoured with the prestigious award at Windsor Police Headquarters.

"On behalf of the Windsor Police Service, I would like to congratulate Constable Godwin for her hard work and commitment to the School Safety Program.  This meaningful recognition is an honour and very well deserved," said Chief Al Frederick, Windsor Police Service.

Police Constable Leigh-Ann Godwin has served with Windsor Police for 22 years. For the last three years, Constable Godwin and Windsor school safety patrollers have participated in the annual CAA leadership camp. Godwin has also played an integral role in organizing appreciation days, such as Family Skate Day, and a number of fundraising events for patrollers. She has also contributed to the tremendous success of our movie days with over 700 patrollers participating in Windsor.

"Police Constable Leigh-Ann Godwin is an exceptional role model with a passion for serving her community and a commitment to school safety," said Leslie Rocha, Community Relations Specialist, CAA South Central Ontario. "Constable Godwin is always willing and prepared to support Windsor schools and re-train school safety patrollers if necessary. She truly goes above and beyond."

Fifty-four elementary schools in Windsor currently partner with CAA and Windsor Police Service to run the SSP program.

Meanwhile, over 800 schools in Ontario participate in the School Safety Patrol program and CAA SCO partners with over 55 police services to deliver the program.

CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering roadside services, automotive care, travel and insurance. There are more than 1.9 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and over 5.9 million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance.

SOURCE: CAA South Central Ontario

For further information:

Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO, jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.


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