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 26, 2007
OPPA “Bill Elliott" Member of the Year CAL BOND   Cal worked at Algoma Steel of Sault Ste Marie before joining the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department where he worked for one year before making ...
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October 1, 2006
OPPA "BILL ELLIOTT" MEMBER OF THE YEAR FRANK KREISZ   Branch 18 would like to nominate Brother Frank Kreisz for the OPPA Member of the Year. We believe that frank meets the Member of the Year sel...
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October 1, 2005
OPPA “Bill Elliott" Member of the Year MARTY MCNAMARA No. 7 Branch is requesting that you consider our Vice President:  Marty McNamara (P.C. #9080 –Southern Georgian Bay Detachment) as a ...
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October 1, 2004
OPPA “Bill Elliott" Co-Members of the Year FAYE MCAVOY & BRAD FILMAN FAYE MCAVOY When Faye first applied at Kingston Detachment to become a constable, women officers were new to the j...
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October 1, 2003
OPPA “Bill Elliott" Member of the Year GLENDA REID   Congratulations to Sister Glenda Reid who was named the 2003 OPPA “Bill Elliott” Member of the Year. Glenda has been a tireles...
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