Surrey Police Officer of the Year finalists announced

Winners will be revealed at the 20th Annual Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards on Oct. 6.

The late Surrey RCMP Sgt. Marc Searle is up for Police Officer of the Year (in the 'nominated by the community' category). Searle

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)

POLICE TEAM

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

Sophie’s Place

Stephen Boyd, Surrey Schools

MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE AWARD NOMINEES

Corey Bennett

Lindsay Lenarduzzi

Jody Nelson

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Irene Merrells

D’Arcy Nelson

Ann Todd

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.

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