Heritage Awards


The Friends of The OPP Museum annual Heritage Award program recognizes individuals for their non-fiction research and writing that adds substantially to the knowledge and celebration of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Impact and contribution of the work to OPP’s Heritage.
  • Quality of time, effort and writing.
  • Depth and breadth of research techniques.

Key Eligibility Information:

  • Persons nominated must be living at the time of the submission.
  • Work does not have to be published or completed for consideration.
  • Range of acceptable work includes books, research papers, thesis, essays, research databases, and newspaper/magazine/journal publications.
  • Work does not have to be historic in nature. They may be about current OPP operations that will have long-term significance in the evolving story of the OPP.

The Heritage Award is non-monetary and will be presented to the recipient by OPP Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes at an OPP Regional Awards Ceremony, where special attention and recognition can be accorded to the author’s work.

“It has been our honour over the past three years to recognize such notable and important contributions to the research and recording of OPP history,” said Dave Osborne, Friends’ President. “If you know someone who has researched our history, or who has stories to tell, and perhaps has already recorded them, please have them contact us. Please help us identify these people so we can duly recognize and honour them.”

The nomination packages for 2017 have been received, and we will announce this year’s recipient(s) in an upcoming newsletter.

2015 Award Recipients – Andy Maksymchuk, Michael Barnes

Author and historian Michael Barnes (centre) received his 2015 award from his nominator, Insp. Robyn MacEachern (right) and Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes (left).

Author and historian Michael Barnes (centre) received his 2015 award from his nominator, Insp. Robyn MacEachern (right) and Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes (left).

 

Retired OPP Inspector Andy Maksymchuk (centre) received his 2015 award from Friends of The OPP Museum Vice President Debbie Sokoloskie (far right), Museum Curator Christine Johnstone (right) and Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes (left).

Retired OPP Inspector Andy Maksymchuk (centre) received his 2015 award from Friends of The OPP Museum Vice President Debbie Sokoloskie (far right), Museum Curator Christine Johnstone (right) and Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes (left).

 

2014  Award Recipients – Eric Booth, Jim Watt

Jim Watt (centre) received his 2014 award from Friends Past President Doug Cole (left) and Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes (right).

Jim Watt (centre) received his 2014 award from Friends Past President Doug Cole (left) and Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes (right).

 

Provincial Constable Eric Booth (centre) received his 2014 award from Friends President Inspector (retired) Dave Osborne (left) and Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes (right).

Provincial Constable Eric Booth (centre) received his 2014 award from Friends President Inspector (retired) Dave Osborne (left) and Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes (right).

 

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