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Police Services Heroes

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Every day, thousands of Ontarians rely on uniform police officers, 911 dispatchers and other civilian police service personnel to keep their families and communities safe.

The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) is proud to facilitate the Annual Police Services Hero of the Year awards, which provides the public with an opportunity to nominate and recognize their local police hero for the work they do on behalf of their community. This nomination can be related to a specific event whereby a Police Officer or a Civilian Police Services Employee went above and beyond the call of duty, or it can be in recognition for their ongoing support and involvement within their respective community.

The 2020 awards period has now passed and winners have been announced. Stay tuned for next year’s awards, which will open in February 2021.

To find out more about the program and/or see previous years’ awards winners and nominees, please visit

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