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Edmonton Police Constable Daniel Tallack named Kiwanis Top Cop 2021

June 27, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

The Top Cop Award was presented to Constable Daniel Tallack by Chief Dale McFee and President Beverly Levis from the Kiwanis Club on June 24, 2022. Photo credit: Edmonton Police Service

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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