_ (press release) _ (Ottawa)-Today, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and Ottawa Police Services Board Chair Eli El-Chantiry will host the 2016 Community Police Awards Ceremony at Ben Franklin Place. The awards being presented are as follows: Certificate of Valour, Certificate of Merit, Community Service and Thomas G. Flanagan, S.C. Scholarship Certificate.
The Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa will also attend.
The Certificate of Valour will be presented to the following members of the community who, in an act of personal bravery or highly-meritorious service, provided assistance to another individual or member of the Ottawa Police Service:
* For her assistance during a domestic dispute: Ms. Sandra Evans
* For their assistance to an officer in need: Mr. Charles Schachnow and Mr. Jason Steeves
* For their assistance at an apartment fire: Mr. Chris Craig and Mr. Nick Purvis
* For his assistance during a robbery: Mr. Gil Holdrinet
* For their assistance to a person in medical distress: Cst. Christopher Evraire and Mr. Michel Grenon
* For his assistance during a possible drowning: Mr. Mark Wheeler
* For their assistance during a suicide attempt: Mr. Dale Wilson and Mr. Michael Bicker
The Certificate of Merit will be presented to the following members of the community who, in an act of unselfishness, provided assistance or demonstrated a unique concern for the safety and well-being of another individual or the community:
* For her assistance during an organized rally: Ms. Crystal Iahtail
* For their assistance to an individual in medical distress: Mr. Stephen Burke, Mr. David Bristow and Mr. Brian Clifton
* For their assistance to an officer in need: Mr. Gabriel McReynolds and Mr. Sean Cale
* For his assistance during a robbery: Mr. Herbert Greenidge
* For his assistance during a robbery: Mr. Ali El-Arbid
* For their assistance to a person in medical distress: Ms. Cindy Scott and Mr. Jordan Bortolotti
* For her assistance during a possible drowning: Ms. Alyssa Mellon
* For his assistance during a suicide attempt: Cst. Charles Proulx
The Community Service Award will be awarded to the following members of the public who have made a significant contribution to the Service, and demonstrated continued excellence in their dedication to the Ottawa Police Service:
* For his assistance to the Ottawa Police Service’s Mental Health Section: Dr. Peter Boyles
* For her extensive dedication to the Ottawa Police Service’s Liaison Committee for the GLBT Communities: Ms. Joanne Law
* For his assistance in enhancing the relationship between the Ottawa Police Service and Aboriginal youth: Mr. Kris Meawasige
* For their initiative of empowering homeless women and girls: Ms. Heidi Danson and Cst. Sylvie Reaney
* For their support and endorsement of the Ottawa Police Service’s “Leave the Phone Alone” campaign: CTV Ottawa
The Thomas G. Flanagan, S.C. Scholarship Certificate will also be presented to Ms. Nadia Khan, a member of the community who has expressed an interest in a policing career.
Since 1993, this award has been presented annually to Aboriginal or racialized women to continue their post-secondary education in a law-related field. The winner was selected by a committee comprised of a representative of the Police Services Board, Executive Command, a community representative, and the Diversity and Race Relations Section. The selection was based on the resume outlining extensive volunteer work and an essay outlining knowledge of the Ottawa Police Service’s community policing philosophy.
2016 Community Police Awards Ceremony Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (7:00pm to 9:00pm) The Chambers, Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa