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 25, 2012
OPPA “Bill Elliott” Members of the Year PATRICK ARMSTRONG – Co-recipient & CELESTE BAILEY  – Co-recipient PATRICK ARMSTRONG After a distinguished career in the ...
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October 21, 2011
OPPA “Bill Elliott" Member of the Year DAVID J. FAWCETT Provincial Constable David Fawcett, badge # 9077, began his career in 1974 with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Service. In 1991 he joined Penetangu...
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October 22, 2010
OPPA “Bill Elliott" Member of the Year LINCOLN DINNING On behalf of the Board of Directors, it was my honour to announce Brother Lincoln Dinning as the winner of the OPPA “Bill Elliott&rdqu...
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October 23, 2009
OPPA “Bill Elliott" Member of the Year GINA WEST   Gina has been the Academy OPPA member representative for many years. She has been a consistent support for members of the Academy during some v...
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October 24, 2008
There was no recipient for the 2008 OPPA "Bill Elliott" Member of the Year award.
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