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ASIS Toronto honours 2017 Police Officers of the Year

Two Durham Regional Police Service officers were recently honoured by the Toronto chapter of ASIS International as Police Officer(s) of the Year at the chapter’s annual security and law enforcement awards.


October 24, 2017
By Staff
Det. Chris Ludlow

Det. Chris Ludlow and Staff Sgt. Kevin Yamada led a three-month wiretap investigation, Project Metemora, which targeted those accused of a violent home invasion in Ajax, Ont., in early 2017.

Thanks to a partnership with Toronto Community Housing (TCH), the officers were able to conduct surveillance in targeted locations, utilizing the CCTV systems and TCH’s monitors. It resulted in police recovering a hand gun that was being moved from unit to unit and eventually led to the arrests of those originally involved in the Ajax incident.

Ludlow, who has been a police officer for 17 years, is currently in charge of property crimes in DRPS’s west division, and Yamada, who has been an officer for 26 years, was recently promoted from detective to staff sergeant.


More on the awards can be found on Canadian Security Magazine’s website.