Earlier this week, Constable Randy Wood, a 12-year veteran of Halifax Regional Police, was awarded the Blue Line Magazine Police Leadership Award in a ceremony in Markham, Ontario.
Cst. Wood was recognized for his work as a Community Response Officer in North Dartmouth, a position he held for the last six years. In this role, he struck the delicate balance between community outreach and enforcement, and brought a passionate and compassionate perspective to policing. He has been very influential in North Dartmouth, assisting citizens’ groups and social agencies to fulfill their respective missions.
“We congratulate Cst. Wood on this prestigious award. He is a model officer who is respected by his peers and community members for his work, and we’re extremely proud that he has been recognized nationally for his contributions to policing,” says Chief Jean-Michel Blais.
This award, which is presented by Blue Line Magazine, recognizes and encourages a standard of excellence that exemplifies ‘leadership as an activity, not a position,’ and pride in service to the public. Its goal is to increase the effectiveness, influence and quality of Canadian police situational leadership from both an organizational and community perspective.
Cst. Wood accepted the award with genuine modesty. “Because of the tremendous dedication to duty of every sworn and civilian member of Halifax Regional Police, it's with great humility that I accept this tremendous honour on their behalf. I am extremely proud to be a member of Halifax Regional Police. I have been given the privilege of serving the citizens of Halifax and I don't take one second of that awesome responsibility for granted.”
In January 2013, Cst. Wood moved from his Community Response Officer role to an investigative position in the Criminal Investigation Division. It is with pride that he continues to be involved with the community of North Dartmouth.