Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards: And the winners are…

Surrey RCMP's two "Police Officer of the Year" award winners work in the detachment's Special Victims Unit.

The 2016 Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards recipients

SURREY — Surrey RCMP’s two “Police Officer of the Year” award winners work in the detachment’s Special Victims Unit.

Sergeant Lyndsay O’Ruaric, named officer of the year as nominated by the community, was recognized for her “commitment to the long term-care and support of vulnerable children who have experienced trauma.”

Constable Chris Jones was named officer of the year, as nominated by his colleagues, for his “passion for justice and genuine care for the vulnerable and exploited.”

Other award winners include Auxiliary Constable Mark Elson (Auxiliary Constable of the Year), Jody Nelson (Municipal Employee of the Year), D’Arcy Nelson (Volunteer of the Year), the Priority Target Offender Unit (Arnold Silzer Community Policing Initiative Award), Domestic Violence Unit (Police Team Award), and Sophie’s Place Child Advocacy Centre (Police and Business Partnership Award).

Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy, Lower Mainland district commander for the RCMP, thanked the Surrey Board of Trade for hosting the awards program for the past 20 years.

“The strong partnership that exists between the police and the local business community here is evident,” he said.

Anita Huberman, chief executive officer of the SBT, said the board celebrates the RCMP’s work “because they do excellent work in ensuring the safety of our city and our business.

“Their jobs are not easy,” she said. “Their innovation, work ethic and cross-collaboration make the Surrey RCMP leaders in Canada. In this 20th anniversary, the Surrey Board of Trade is proud to celebrate the Surrey RCMP in this unique event in Canada.”

Just Posted

Proudly Surrey modifies child-care policy

Slate wants to use school board property for child-care spaces

Surrey school board wants to expand French Immersion program

District had to close program at Cougar Creek Elementary due to low enrolment

VIDEO: Scarecrow festival kicks off in Port Kells

Fourth-annual event will be on until Halloween

Delta to craft whistle-blower policy

The policy is meant to increase public trust and create support for staff in questionable situations

VIDEO: North Delta Studio Stomp back for sixth year

The annual art event has local artists opening their studios to the public this weekend

Czarnik nets 3 as Flames dump Canucks 5-2

Calgary picks up exhibition win over Vancouver

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

B.C. deaf community wants different sign languages on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

Remainder of Vancouver Whitecaps season filled with ‘must-win’ games: coach

With Vancouver currently sitting four points out of a post-season spot, each contest is crucial

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

Most Read