Awards & Recognition


The OPP Association “Bill Elliott” Member of the Year award is intended to properly acknowledge Branch Members for their outstanding contributions:
  • to their respective Branch;
  • to the Association as a whole;
  • their community; or
  • towards the public reputation of members in the OPP on behalf of the OPP Association.
Any active or life member of the OPPA who is a member in good standing, but shall not include a member of the Board of Directors.
Selection Process:
Each Branch shall form a standing committee made up of the Branch Executive to select a Branch Member of the Year. Any person may submit a branch member’s name with supporting documentation covering the time period of eligibility, to the committee for consideration for the award.
The committee shall review and consider each application for their selection as Branch Member of the Year.
Each Branch may forward to the Board the name of their respective Branch Member of the Year with supporting documentation and the committee’s recommendation. The Board shall review and consider each Branch application for the selection of overall Member of the Year.
The recipient(s) of the OPPA “Bill Elliott” Member of the Year award will be invited to attend the President’s Banquet at the Annual General Meeting for the award presentation. As customary, all winners may bring their spouse/guest to the award ceremony.
Time Period:
The OPP Association “Bill Elliott” Member of the Year award will represent the time period from January 1st to December 31st of each year.
Deadline for Submissions:
All applications should be submitted in writing to the attention of the Director who chairs the Awards & Recognition Committee no later than September 1st of each year.

(for 2018, Director Jason Cull is the Chair of the Awards & Recognition Committee -
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October 23, 2017
2017 OPPA "Bill Elliott" Member of the Year Award Carol Mitchell Carol Mitchell has served the people of this province for over 40 years. That itself is something to be very proud of. Carol started her policing...
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October 21, 2016
2016 Bill Elliott Member of the Year  ELIZABETH FOSTER  Elizabeth Foster has been employed as a civilian member with the OPP Academy since November 1990. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has sat on a number of ...
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October 23, 2015
Jason Delorme has been involved with the Association for 7 years. He began as a Detachment Representative of the Provincial Communications Centre in Smiths Falls and is currently in his second term as Civilian Director for...
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October 31, 2014
OPPA "Bill Elliott" Member of the Year MARK DEW   Provincial Constable Mark Dew joined the OPP in November of 1984. Mark has been in regular attendance at # 1 Branch, Lambton County OPPA meetings...
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October 24, 2013
OPPA "Bill Elliott" Member of the Year ROBERT ORLOWSKI     Rob has been actively involved in the OPP Association his entire career and he presently holds the position of Treasurer for Branc...
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