Police to introduce service awards

Justin Crann
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The Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) is looking to recognize its own and other Moose Javians who contribute to community safety.

The Board of Police Commissioners discuss the new, annual police service awards. The program is slated to begin this year and the first of each of the five awards will be rewarded by the MJPS May 21. 

They're being called the Police Service awards, and they will recognize individuals across five categories including general commendation, teamwork, community building, community safety and innovation.

“It’s something new, but something I’ve experienced in previous incarnations of my life, and it’s something a lot of other police services across the country have done,” said Chief of Police Rick Bourassa.

This year, said Bourassa, the MJPS will select recipients of each award, but in future years selection will be made through a nominations process.

The concept was well-received by the board, including Mayor Deb Higgins, who said “it’s a very good idea.”

The 2013 awards will be distributed May 21. The cost of the program will be managed within the existing police budget.

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