Surrey RCMP Celebrated By Business Community
Surrey RCMP officers, auxiliaries, support staff, and volunteers were recognized at the Surrey Board of Trade’s 20th annual Police Officer of the Year Awards for their exemplary service and commitment to making Surrey a safer place to live and do business.
Sergeant Lyndsay O’Ruaric was named this year’s Police Officer of the Year (as nominated by the community) for her work leading the detachment’s Special Victims Unit team that works at Sophie’s Place Child Advocacy Centre. Sgt. O’Ruaric was recognized for her commitment to the long-term care and support of vulnerable children who have experienced trauma.
Constable Chris Jones was named this year’s Police Officer of the Year (as nominated by his peers) for his passion for justice and genuine care for the vulnerable and exploited of our community as a member of the Surrey RCMP’s Special Victims Unit.
Other award winners included:
Auxiliary Constable Mark Elson – Auxiliary Constable of the Year
Jody Nelson – Municipal Employee of the Year
D’Arcy Nelson – Volunteer of the Year
Priority Target Offender Unit – Arnold Silzer Community Policing Initiative Award
Domestic Violence Unit – Police Team Award
Sophie’s Place Child Advocacy Centre – Police and Business Partnership Award