Eight New Brunswick police officers received leadership awards from the New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police (NBACP) on November 12, 2019. The annual awards are given in two categories – Excellence in Criminal Investigations and Excellence in Police Leadership and/or Organizational Innovation. The awards, were presented at a special luncheon during the NBACP Leadership Conference in Quispamsis and were sponsored by Forest Green Solutions.
“These awards give Chiefs the opportunity to recognize officers for the exemplary work they do each day and their contributions to the policing profession,” said Chief Wayne Gallant, Chief of the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force and President of NBACP. “The eight recipients this year represent some of the finest of officers in New Brunswick, and serve as leaders in their individual police agencies.
The award recipients are as follows:Excellence in Criminal Investigations Awards in this category were granted in recognition of exceptional investigative determination and dedication to an ongoing investigation of a complicated threat and harassment file. That work ultimately resulted in the identification, apprehension and successful prosecution of a suspect in August 2019. • Constable Shawna Doiron, Saint John Police Force • Constable Chris McCutcheon, Saint John Police Force
Excellence in Police Leadership and/or Organizational Innovation Awards in this category were granted in recognition of commitment and professionalism in the days following the tragic shooting death of two officers in Fredericton on August 10, 2018. Recipients showed leadership in coordinating resources from around New Brunswick to maintain exceptions policing services in Fredericton to ensure ongoing public safety • Sergeant Robert Bruce, Miramichi Police Force • Chief Superintendent Ross White, RCMP ‘J’ Division • Inspector Mary Henderson, Kennebecasis Regional Police Force • Inspector Tony Hayes, Saint John Police Force • Sergeant Eric MacLeod, Fredericton Police Force • Staff Sergeant Paul Battiste, Fredericton Police Force