“Passport to Prosperity Employer Champion Award for 2012”
The London Police Service receives the “Passport to Prosperity Employer Champion Award for 2012”.
Dr. James Koropatnick member of the Provincial Partnership Council presents Chief of Police Bradley Duncan the Employer Champion Award.
From left to right: Kathryn Tull, Passport to Prosperity; Sgt. Marcel Marcellin, Diversity Officer; Detective Cst. Jeni Rynolds (Former Co-op Student); Sgt. Dwayne Price(former P.E.A.C.E student), Helena Brown, Civilian Member (Former Co-op Student); Daniel R. Co-op Student Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School; Sgt. Lino Prelazzi, Administrative Sergeant; Kenneth Savoy, Ministry of Children and Youth Services; Rhonda Alexander, Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School; Dr. James Koropatnick, Provincial Partnership Council.
On Thursday, March 22, 2012, in the public session of the Police Services Board meeting, Dr. James Koropatnick, member of the Provincial Partnership Council, presented the above noted award to Chief Bradley Duncan. Chief Duncan spoke about their history with Co-op, P.E.A.C.E. and Y.I.P.I. students, while acknowledging present London Police Service members that were former co-op and P.E.A.C.E. students.
The award acknowledges the outstanding commitment of the London Police Service in providing high school students with valuable work experience, career talks and classroom visits for more than 25 years. Students have also been provided with co-op placements where they regularly work in units such as freedom of information, forensic identification, criminal investigation, court services and more. This nomination was submitted by Kathryn Tull, Youth Projects Manager of Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board, and the award is granted on behalf of the Provincial Partnership Council.
“Meaningful learning opportunities, like those provided by the London Police Service, help students gain valuable experience, which will help them reach their future career aspirations. By getting this experience today, our students will be better prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.”
— Laurel Broten, Minister of Education
“I'm delighted that our high school kids are developing these positives relationships with our police officers and getting such terrific hands-on experience. This will provide great benefits to our community now and in the future.”
— Deb Matthews, MPP, London North Centre
“The London Police Service has a proud history of providing meaningful opportunities for youth to engage with police officers in a positive, productive manner. Investing in youth through co-op and other experiential learning programs has greatly benefited our organization and the community at large.”
— Bradley S. Duncan, Chief of Police, London Police Service