Awards

SASKATCHEWAN WOMEN IN POLICING

2022 Award Recipients

AWARD CATEGORIES

1. Mentorship and Coaching Award

The recipient of this award will be a sworn leader who has distinguished themselves as a role model, and is widely recognized for their work to empower, support, assist and develop other women in law enforcement. They will advocate for and support improvement of women’s career advancement, and will have demonstrated sustained commitment to mentoring and inspiring future leaders in law enforcement, in their own agency and beyond.

2. Officer of the Year Award

The recipient of this award will be a sworn leader who has a demonstrated history of excellence in leadership, community service, mentoring and has distinguished themselves through exemplary conduct and achievements in more than one area of policing. They will have made a significant impact on their agency and/or area of responsibility.

3. Lifesaving or Critical Incident Award

The recipient of this award will be recognized for outstanding acts of personal heroism that are considered above and beyond the call of duty, or will have shown courage in circumstances of extreme peril and personal hazard to life. This award is intended to recognize actions taken, “on duty” or “off duty”, whether or not the outcome was successful.

4. Mentorship and Coaching – Civilian Member

The recipient of this award will be a civilian leader who has distinguished themselves as a role model, and is widely recognized for their work to empower, support, assist and develop other women in law enforcement. They will advocate for and support improvement of women’s career advancement, and will have demonstrated sustained commitment to mentoring and inspiring future leaders in law enforcement, in their own agency and beyond.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • The nominee must be a female, or identify as female, and work for a recognized law enforcement agency in Saskatchewan at the time of the nomination.
  • Posthumous nominations will be accepted.
  • An individual may only be a nominee in one category per year. Past award recipients may be re-nominated in a category in which they did not receive an award in previous years. Nominees who were not recipients may be re-nominated in subsequent years in the same or a different category.
  • To avoid conflict of interest, neither the nominee nor the nominator may be a member of the Selections Committee.
  • All nominees must give consent, in writing, to being nominated, confirm the accuracy and completeness of the nomination package, agree to the publication of their name and/or photo.
  • Nomination must be endorsed by a Senior Officer/member of the nominating agency.
NOMINATION PROCESS
  • Nominations must be submitted to SWIP by 23:59 hours on March 1, 2022, late submissions will not be considered.
  • Incomplete packages will not be considered.
  • The completed nomination package with all attachments must submitted via email to awards@swipsk.ca.
  • Submissions must be electronic. The nominator should clearly describe the nominee’s observed behaviour against the criteria outlined in the nominated category selected. It is important to be detailed, clear and concise in addressing the criteria.
SELECTION PROCESS
  • The Awards Chairperson will submit the nominations received to the Selection Committee.
  • The Selection Committee consists of the SWIP Awards Director and SWIP advisory board members.
  • All nominations will be adjudicated based solely upon the information provided in the nomination package, which may be confirmed or clarified in discussion with the nominee, the nominator and/or those providing references.
  • Once a recipient is chosen by the Selection Committee, the nominator, award recipient and the award recipient’s Chief of Police or senior executive-in-charge will be notified, and an invitation will be sent with details about the award ceremony.
  • Recipient names and photographs will be published on the SWIP website, unless the recipient requests otherwise.

Awards Director contact information: Det./Sgt. Colleen Reddekopp awards@swipsk.ca

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