Surrey RCMP Const. Adrian Oliver was killed in a crash last year. He is a finalist for Police Officer of the Year

Finalists named for Surrey police awards

Business group to honour the city's top cops, auxiliary members, volunteers and civilian employees in the fall.

The best in police and community safety services will be honoured at the Surrey Board of Trade this fall.

The finalists for the 17th Annual Police Officer of the Year Awards have been released and include several people in eight different categories.

This fall, the Surrey RCMP along with Surrey’s Auxiliary officers, civilian employees and volunteers will join members of Surrey’s business community to celebrate those individuals who have been chosen by their peers and the public to receive the Police Officer of the Year Awards.

Winners in eight categories will be announced at the gala event on Oct. 17 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104 Ave.) from 6-9:30 p.m.

The finalists are:

Arnold Silzer Community Policing Initiative Award:

Darlene Bowyer, Port Kells Community Association

Special Const. Susan Caley

Special Const. Josh Waltman and Simon Wong

Police and Business Partnership Award:

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Paul Orazietti and the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association

Eric Taylor, Valley Cut Steel

Municipal Employee Award:

Gail Nicholls

Colleen Staresina

Jana Stocker

Volunteer of the Year:

Cheryl Gardner

Janet Hayes

Bea Lockert

Auxiliary Constable of the Year:

Auxiliary Const. Lubos Hrasko

Auxiliary Const. Boro Kasic

Auxiliary Const. Karen Summers

Police Team:

District 1 Foot Beat Team

Serious Crime Team 1

Surrey Traffic Services Criminal Crash Investigation Team

Police Officer of the Year – Nominated by Peers:

Const. Adrian Oliver

Const. Tailor Quee

Staff Sgt. Dean Scott

Police Officer of the Year – Nominated by Community:

Staff Sgt. Martin Blais

Cpl. Bryan Fedirchuk

Staff Sgt. Dean Scott

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