Police officers honoured

Finalists for the 15th Police Officer of the Year Awards have been announced.

Hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade, the awards celebrate Surrey’s Mounties, auxiliary officers, civilian employees and volunteers.

Winners will be announced Oct. 5 at an awards gala at the Sheraton Hotel in Surrey. In the running:

Police Officer of the Year (nominated by peers): Sgt. Vince Arsenault, Const. Eric Kim and Sgt. Sue Kusch;

Police Officer of the Year (nominated by community): Staff Sgt. Robert McCloy, Const. Kuldeep Dhillon and Staff Sgt. Dean Scott;

Auxiliary Constable of the Year: Bonnie Mellor, Ken Merrells and Doyle Willett;

Arnold Silzer Community Policing Initiative Award: Community Safety Officers Sue Caley and Amar Gill, Const. Troy Derrick and Consts. Thor Forseth and Trevor Nakashima;

Police Team: ‘A’ Watch, the Street Enforcement Team and District 2 Neighbourhood Liaison Unit;

Police and Business Partnership Award: Andrea Dodd (Hyland House), Downtown Surrey BIA and Jen Temple (Hillcrest Village);

Municipal Employee Award: Sandy Campbell, Karrie Knight and Shona Yuzwa;

Volunteer of the Year: Kathy Dunn, Charlie Gregor and Paul Kusch.

For tickets or more information, visit www.businessinsurrey.com


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