Three Halifax Regional Police officers were recognized at the Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement (AWLE) annual awards banquet last night in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Sergeant Nancy Rudback, a 26-year veteran, received the Mentoring Award which 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 AWLE since its inception in 1992, an Aide-de-Camp for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia for the past nine years and an active community volunteer. She also represented HRP on a United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone in 2004.
The Team Endeavours Award, which is presented to a female officer and her male counterpart(s), went to Constable Sherri Samson and her partner, Constable Grant Fiander. They were recognized for distinguishing themselves as professional, driven and dedicated officers who prevent and investigate crimes and foster strong community relationships in their role as beat officers in the Gottingen Street area. Csts. Samson and Fiander have served with HRP for four and 3 ½ years respectively.
Congratulations Sgt. Rudback and Csts. Samson and Fiander on these prestigious awards. You’ve done Halifax Regional Police and our community very proud!