The Ontario Provincial Police have taken the time to recognize some outstanding service and deeds with the awarding of the annual Accolades.
The OPP Accolade Awards are presented each year to OPP uniform, civilian, and auxiliary members who have, in one way or another, distinguished themselves with outstanding service. Nominated by their peers or supervisors, the winners are selected from a panel comprised of various ranks.
Awards are issued in 12 categories, including Community Service, Investigations, Partnerships and Team Achievement. The 2019 Accolade Award recipients are:
- Officer of the Year – Detective Constable Darlene Pyke
- Civilian of the Year – Ms. Michelyne Kelly
- Auxiliary Member of the Year – Auxiliary Constable Billy John Cooper
- Jim Potts Award – North East Region Provincial Liaison Team
- Valuing & Supporting People – Ms. Susan Brooks
- Enforcement – Sergeant Kristopher Wood
- Investigations (Individual) – Detective Sergeant Andrew Taylor
- Investigations (Team) – Project Blackheath
- Innovation & Creativity – Special Constable Jeremy Dupuis
- Dedication – Sergeant Lorne Thompson
- Team Achievement – Project Westport
- Community Service – Staff Sergeant Wade Beebe
- Partnerships – Project Temora