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2017 ANNUAL AWARD RECIPIENTS



Officer of the Year
Police Constable Tracey Gunn
Police Scotland
Scotland, United Kingdom

Citation: Awarded to an officer, who by her overall service and accomplishments throughout
her career distinguishes herself in all four areas of leadership, community service,
mentoring and excellence in performance.

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IAWP Leadership Award
Superintendent Karen Noakes
York Regional Police
Ontario, Canada

Citation: Awarded to an officer who distinguishes herself by superior accomplishments or
continuing, long term involvement, using leadership skills that encompass, but are not
limited to problem solving, planning, organizational, communication and/or administrative
which make a significant contribution within the agency or the law enforcement mission.
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Community Service
Constable Stephanie Glendenning
Halifax Regional Police
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Citation: Awarded to an officer who distinguishes herself by superior accomplishments
through developing, designing, implementing and participating in programs involving
communities, which include neighborhoods, school, community meetings, and businesses.
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Excellence in Performance
Constable Sara Beck
Hamilton Police Service
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Citation: Awarded to an officer who distinguishes herself through superior attention to duty
or outstanding investigative effort, which leads to the identification, location or arrest of a
major criminal or criminal activity.
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Mentoring
Police Constable Nicola Flanagan
Staffordshire Police
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Citation: Awarded to an officer who distinguishes herself with her support and assistance to
women in law enforcement, development of programs or policies favorable to women,
serving on committees or organizations that review women’s issues.
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Civilian Achievement

Senior Advisor Court Service Carol Gownalock
Toronto Police Service
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Citation: Awarded for outstanding achievement by a civilian woman that has gone above
and beyond to support, promote and enhance the criminal justice profession.
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Bravery (2 recipients)
Police Constable Julie Bennett
Cheshire Police
Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Police Constable Leah Greenacre
Cheshire Police
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Citation: Awarded to any officer who distinguishes herself by an act of bravery or heroism,
at risk of her own personal safety or in the face of great danger, above and beyond the call
of duty.
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Male Award in Support of UNWomen's HeForShe Campaign

Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams
Trinidad and Tobago Police Service
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Citation: Awarded to a male officer or male civilian employed by a law enforcement agency
or police force who has made a significant contribution and commitment to the
advancement of women in policing.
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