Edmonton Police Constable Daniel Tallack named Kiwanis Top Cop 2021
June 27, 2022 By Blue Line Staff
June 24, 2022, Edmonton, Alta. – The Kiwanis Club of Edmonton – Oil Capital has named EPS Const. Daniel Tallack as their Top Cop for 2021.
Const. Tallack receives the award for his extensive efforts mentoring and supporting vulnerable 2SLGBTQ+ youth at local drop-in centres and shelters who are facing houselessness, addictions or mental health crises.
As part of the award, the Kiwanis Club of Edmonton – Oil Capital is donating $1,000 to the charity of Const. Tallack’s choice, which is the CHEW Project OUTpost (2SLGBTQ+ youth drop-in centre).
Const. Daniel Tallack is the 46th EPS officer recognized by Kiwanis for outstanding volunteer contributions in the community since 1976. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
Tallack always wanted to be a police officer, and worked as peace officer with the University of Alberta for five years prior to joining EPS in 2013.
His lived experience as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and understanding of the barriers they face, helped him develop empathy and compassion as a police officer, and build positive relationships and trust with community members.
He is a dedicated volunteer at Camp fYrefly, the CHEW Project OUTpost, Old Strathcona Youth Society, and Youth Empowerment Support Services. He is also a tireless advocate with the EPS 2SLGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group and the EPS Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Advisory Council.
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