SURREY — The Surrey Board of Trade has announced the finalists for the 20th Annual Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards.
Winners in the below eight categories will be announced at a gala event taking place on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104 Avenue) from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
The Surrey RCMP along with Surrey’s Auxiliary officers, civilian employees and volunteers will join members of Surrey’s business community to celebrate those individuals who have been chosen by their peers and the public to receive the Police Officer of the Year Awards. Over 50 nominations were received. The nominees were judged in the areas of: innovation, commitment, contribution and perseverance.
The finalists are:
ARNOLD SILZER COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE AWARD NOMINEES
Constable Julie Bion
Priority Offender Coordinator Unit
Constable Sanj Sidhu & Community Safety Officer Dennis Bell (Think of Me Initiative)
Domestic Violence Unit
Surrey Detachment’s Crime Analysis Section
Surrey Youth Unit
POLICE AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD NOMINEES
City of Surrey Crime Reduction Strategy Team
Stephen Boyd, Surrey Schools
MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE AWARD NOMINEES
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
AUXILIARY CONSTABLE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Auxiliary Constable Mark Elson
Auxiliary Constable Karen Summers
Auxiliary Constable Doyle Willett
POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR – NOMINATED BY PEERS
Sergeant Paul Hayes
Staff Sergeant Stephen Blair Hurst
Constable Chris Jones
POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR – NOMINATED BY COMMUNITY
Sergeant Lyndsay O’Ruaric
Corporal Scotty Schumann
Sergeant Marc Searle
For more information and to purchase tickets, visithttp://business.businessinsurrey.com/events/details/october-6-2016-20th-annual-surrey-police-officer-of-the-year-awards-3749 or call 604.581.7130.