Executive Director of the VOCM Cares Foundation, Kelly Reid, presented a donation of $3,500 to Mark Brown, Board Chair of Crime Stoppers today for their upcoming Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards.
Nominations for the 2017 awards are now being accepted on or before March 20th, 2017.
POYA is an annual awards program that is coordinated by Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers. Nominations are now being accepted in confidence from police or peace officers as well as members of the general public and community organizations for:
Police Officer of the Year – Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Police Officer of the Year – Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Peace Officer of the Year - employed for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace or for the service or execution of civil processes.
About POYA: For +20 years provincial police officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have been recognized for their professional and contribution to the communities in which they were stationed. In 2014 and to better represent the enforcement entities that contribute and engage with all the province the POYA program expanded to also recognize peace officers employed throughout Newfoundland and Labrador for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace or for the service or execution of civil process.
Whom to Nominate: Eligibility for this year’s awards include (but not exclusively):
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Correctional Services Canada
Canadian Border Services Agency
Dept. Fisheries and Oceans
Fish and Wildlife
Canada Revenue Agency
How to Nominate: In preparing individual nominations please note:
A complete nomination package MUST include a completed nomination form and a nomination summary and/or letters of reference;
Nominators may nominate more than one officer however you MUST complete a separate nomination for each person;
A nomination summary of no more than three pages should accompany each nomination package and should specifically address:
His/her professionalism and dedication to public service and benefit to others;
His/her contribution to community, region and/or province;
His/her demonstrated leadership and describe outstanding accomplishments on the job;
His/her performance of special acts or services in the public interest; and,
Any other information you may wish to supply to best describe why you are nominating this person.
Past nominations can be resubmitted for consideration.
The deadline for nominations is on or before end of day 20 March 2017
Please email, fax or mail all complete nominations to:
Fax: 709 722 8957
Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards
Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers
P.O. Box 9700, Stn. A,
St. John’s, NL A1A 3T5
Who Can Nominate: 2017 POYA nominations will be accepted from the general public, provincial organizations as well as any provincial police or peace officer.
The Awards Ceremony: The POYA awards will be presented on Friday, 19th May 2017 at an awards ceremony at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, Conception Bay South, NL.
For more information on the POYA program, please call 709 729 8246
The 2017 Police and Peace Officer
of the Year Awards is proudly supported
by the VOCM Cares Foundation.