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Police Services Heroes

Every day, Ontarians rely on their local police officers, 9-1-1 dispatchers and other police service personnel to keep their families and communities safe.

The Police Association of Ontario is proud to facilitate the annual Police Services Hero of the Year Awards program, which provides the public with an opportunity to nominate and recognize their hero for the work they do on behalf of Ontarians. 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 2021 Police Hero award winners have been announced! Congrats to all winners, finalists and nominees. Read this year’s nominations at

Watch for your next opportunity to nominate your local police heroes in early 2022. 

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