A Halifax Regional Police officer was recognized earlier this week by the International Association of Women in Policing (IAWP).
Sergeant Nancy Rudback, a 26-year veteran, received the IAWP’s Mentoring Award on Sunday, August 23 in in Cardiff, Wales. This award recognizes a female officer for supporting and assisting women in law enforcement, developing programs favourable to women and serving on committees/organizations that review women’s issues. As the fifth woman on the force to be promoted to the rank of sergeant, she is a mentor to all but particularly for our female officers. She was also one of the first female officers to become an Officer Safety Trainer, distinguishing herself in the role, supporting many female officers with the training and ensuring the programs were properly developed for women. She has been a supporter of the Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement (AWLE) since its inception in 1992, an Aide-de-Camp for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia for close to a decade and an active community volunteer. She also represented HRP on a United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone in 2004.
Congratulations Sgt. Rudback on this prestigious international award. You’ve done Halifax Regional Police and our community very proud!