Friday, May 13, 2016 8:41 am ·  0 Comments
The Halton Regional Police Service would like to congratulate Constable (Cst.) Tara McLorn for being awarded the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) Professional of the Year.
The OWLE is an organization that grew from an idea to bring together the female members of the law enforcement field from across the province. Each year, The OWLE Awards committee chooses one individual from all nominees to be recognized as the Law Enforcement Professional of the Year.
Cst. McLorn was originally nominated for the Award of Excellence in Performance; however, her outstanding achievements were recognized as deserving for the Law Enforcement Professional of the Year.
Cst. McLorn has spent the past three-and-a-half years working alongside PSD Parker. The pair has made 157 arrests and has assisted with another 100 apprehensions.
In 2015, Cst. McLorn was promoted to canine trainer and spent the remainder of the year training under Jeff Hopkins, a leader in the industry with just under 30 years of experience training police canines and their handlers. Impressed by her desire to learn, coach and mentor others, Jeff said “I have never met a better prepared and more decent individual in the policing industry. Tara is considerate to a fault, compassionate yet firm. Her sense of community and dedication to service is exemplary. Her abilities and knowledge of all things canine has developed at an accelerated pace. Statistically, she is the most successful canine handler probably in the history of the industry.”
Throughout her career, Cst. McLorn has been described as a dedicated, enthusiastic and competent officer who displayed empathy, respect and sensitivity to others. The Halton Regional Police Service is proud of her accomplishments, service and dedication to residents of Halton Region.