International Association of Women Police awards Canadian with Officer of the Year Award
A number of Canadian women in law enforcement are being honoured as part of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) Foundation’s 2018 Annual Recognition Programme.
Const. Kelley McIntyre of New Brunswick’s Kennebecasis Regional Police is to take home the Officer of the Year Award, “awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exemplary conduct and achievements in more than one area of policing and over a period of time has a significant impact on her agency.”
Niagara Regional Police Supt. Cindy White will receive the prestigious “Excellence In Performance” and Sandra Kurdziel with Hamilton Police Service will see the Civilian Achievement Award.
The women are to be celebrated during IAWP’s 56th Annual Training Conference in Calgary in August 2018.
“IAWP has, for the past 103 years, promoted the role of women in policing, championing change to enable women to play their full part in delivering an inclusive service to local communities,” IAWP president Margaret Shorter said. “Our belief is that women need to be recognised for their contribution. Without our annual recognition programme some phenomenal women, and men, would go unrecognized for their efforts.”