When Clarington’s Inspector Bill Temple told two of his officers that they’d won the Ontario Crime Control Commission’s Award for Excellence for Fighting Crime, Det/Sgt. Kim Bulloch and S/Sgt. Bruce Townley were surprised, to say the least.
“We didn’t even know we’d been nominated for the award!” says S/Sgt. Townley. “It came as a complete surprise. Needless to say, we’re both honoured that Clarington Council nominated us.”
Clarington Mayor John Mutton and M.P.P. of Durham East, John O’Toole, presented the award to both officers at Monday’s Council meeting. Chief Kevin McAlpine and Insp. Temple were also in attendance.
The Awards of Excellence For Fighting Crime is an annual program run by the Ontario Crime Control Commission, which was formed in 1997 by the Premier of Ontario. The award recognizes police officers and members of the public who have contributed in the fight against crime in their communities. Nominations can be made by police, local Councils and Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs).
Townley and Bulloch were recognized for their successful reduction of crime in the Bowmvanille area. They closed body rub parlours and a local strip club in Bowmanville, and have worked diligently on youth violence, including drug dealing and loitering in the downtown area. By working with members of Council, business owners and community groups, the officers have been very successful in ensuring that Bowmanville remains a safe place for families and businesses.
For more information, please contact Insp. Bill Temple of the Clarington Community Police Office at 905-579-1520, ext. 1690.
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Award presentation at Clarington Council (JPG file, 48.7K bytes)
D/Sgt Bulloch and S/Sgt Townley with Chief and Inspector (JPG file, 28.9K bytes)