On Tuesday, June 12, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) presented awards to Police personnel in a variety of categories at the OACP’s 2018 Annual Meeting taking place in Huntsville, Ontario.
The winner of the School Resource Officer Award of Excellence is being presented to Sudbury’s own, Constable Hally Willmott.
“Constable Hally Willmott is not only an exemplary Officer, she is an extraordinary person. She naturally connects with youth, sharing her personal story and how she overcame obstacles to reach her goals. Her genuine selflessness generates natural connections with vulnerable youth providing them with a caring adult support system. Constable Willmott goes above and beyond the call of duty developing lifelong and impactful relationships with youth in our community. We are beyond proud of her accomplishments, dedication and exemplary service to our community,” said Chief Paul Pedersen.
The School Resource Officer Award of Excellence recognizes an Officer who has contributed to the overall well-being of students and the community at large in an exemplary manner – an Officer who has strived to build the relationships required to bridge the gap between students, schools, communities, and the Police.
“Police officers who work with our young people are heroes,” said OACP President Chief Bryan Larkin, Waterloo Regional Police Service. “Constable Willmott is representative of so many School Resources Officers across Ontario who considers their work to be not just a job, but an investment in tomorrow’s leaders.”