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  Police Officer of the Year

Oct 20, 2004 05:23 ET

Detective Constable Rob Williamson's extraordinary work ethic has earned him kudos from his platoon and from members of the Oshawa Central Lions Club, who acknowledged his work with the Police Officer of the Year award on Saturday, October 16th.

Co-workers and supervisors know Williamson as an extraordinary officer who will go the extra distance to keep Oshawa’s streets safe. He receives commendations regularly from the public and from unit leaders and he is always the first to volunteer for a detail. Williamson is also known for the high number and quality of arrests he makes each day and for sharing information with other officers to ensure their safety.

“He’s the first officer to log on for duty and the last one to log off,” says Staff Sergeant Nick Lisi. “He has no fear of taking on a new challenge and his enthusiasm for policing shows every day. His work ethic is unbelievable.”

D/Cst. Williamson was nominated by his peers and presented with the award by his father, Sam, a Sergeant who has served 37 years with the Miramichi Police Service in New Brunswick. His parents flew in for the event, which was held at the Jubilee Pavilion in Oshawa as part of the annual Durham Regional Police Association Retirement Dinner.

Williamson spent the first five years of his policing career as a patrol officer before transferring to Crime Management on a skills augmentation opportunity. Williamson is also a certified Scenes of Crimes Officer (SOCO) and Sexual Assault Response Officer (SARO) with DRP.

Other DRP officers nominated for the award include Cst. Dean Roy of the Offender Management Unit, Cst. Esther Rathwell of the Kids’ Safety Village and Cst. Chris Crosby of the Canine Unit.