Monday, September 21, 2015 10:00 am ·  0 Comments
The Halton Regional Police Service named Oakville native, fan favourite and four-time IndyCar winner, James Hinchcliffe, as honorary police officer at the annual Halton Heroes event on Friday, September 11, 2015. Chief Stephen Tanner presented James Hinchcliffe with his honorary police officer badge and officially welcomed him as police ambassador with the Halton Regional Police Service.
Hinchcliffe’s new police status is part of the Service’s ‘stay on track’ campaign to enhance road and pedestrian safety across the Region. In his role as honorary police officer, Hinchcliffe will join Chief Stephen Tanner and the members of the Halton Regional Police Service in their continued efforts to encourage residents to stay safe on our roads.
“The Halton Regional Police Service provides community-based policing by working in partnership with the people we service to ensure community safety,” said Chief Stephen Tanner. “We are pleased to welcome James Hinchcliffe to our team as honorary police officer and look forward to partnering with him to promote road safety in Halton.”
“It’s an absolute privilege to be made an honorary officer of the Halton Regional Police Service. I’ve always felt so much support from everyone back home and now being able to give something back to the community I grew up in really means a lot,” said James Hinchcliffe. “I hope that the initiatives that I’m a part of as an ambassador help support the department in the incredible job they already do and keep Halton the amazing place that it is.”
Halton residents have ranked traffic concerns as their #1 policing priority in surveys. The Halton Regional Police Service recognizes this concern and engages in various campaigns throughout the year in efforts to educate the public and enforce the Highway Traffic Act and other traffic related legislation.