2009 National Police Awards

The National Police Award for Traffic Safety (NPATS) and the Transport Canada Director General’s Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award (RSLAA) were presented on August 9, 2009 at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) in Charlottetown, PEI.

The NPATS and the RSLAA have been joint initiatives of Transport Canada, the Canada Safety Council and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) since 1991. The awards were created to recognize outstanding achievements made by Canada’s police community in the promotion of road safety. In doing so, we are raising the profile of traffic policing as a police career.

This year’s recipient of the National Police Award for Traffic Safety went to Captain Louis Pelletier and to the Développement et mise en oeuvre de l’Énoncé d’orientations en matière de sécurité routière 2006-2010 du Service de la sécurité des réseaux de transport de la Sûreté du Québec.

This year’s recipient for the Director General’s Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award went to Sergeant Wayne Blackmore of the Headingly, Manitoba RCMP Traffic Safety “D” Division for his prominent role in many initiatives, improvements and accomplishments in traffic safety throughout his career.

Detective Sergeant James P. McLane of Toronto Police Services was awarded a honourable mention for the Director General’s Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award for his ongoing accomplishments in traffic safety.