OACP Youth Service Volunteer Award
The OACP Youth Service Volunteer award recognizes a serving sworn officer or civilian member of an Ontario Police Service contributing in an exemplary manner to the overall well-being of youth through volunteerism. Toronto Police Service Superintendent Scott Baptist has said, “Extraordinary service that helps young people deserves to be honoured.”
The recipient of the 2017 award is Sergeant James Carman of the York Regional Police Service. 37 year police veteran Sergeant Carman has mentored youth in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets since 2002. Under his mentorship, the Cadets has on-going opportunities to receive guidance and tuition in a wide range programs. They develop leadership skills and have the opportunity to become productive and valued members of the community, working alongside police volunteers at community events promoting both organizations. In 2016, Sergeant Carman was instrumental in bringing 32 Military Police Army Cadets to liaise and work with the York Regional Police and facilitate the growth of the Corps to unserved areas of the GTA. His volunteer work with the organization has led to securing YPS sponsorship to grow four additional Corps of Cadets, engaging 500 youth in York Region and the GTA.
ASSI President Steve Sanderson was on hand to present Sgt. Carman with this award.
photo l-r - ASSI President Steve Sanderson; Chief Eric Jolliffe, YRP; Sergeant Jim Carman, YRP; Cst. Peter Carman, YRP; Mrs. Jayne Carman; Deputy Chief Andre Crawford, YRP.