Six Protective Services officers received the Van De Vorst award presented annually by MADD Canada.
“This is tremendous recognition for the dedication our officers have to making sure our campus community is safe,” said Brad Niven, manager of Protective Services. “Our team is on campus 24-7 making sure our working, learning and living environments are safe for all members of the campus community, at all times.”
Corporal Amy Huebner, Special Constable Eddie Plostnieks, Corporal Justin Durette and Corporal Jordan Boechler were presented the Platinum award for their commitment to community safety. Corporal Peter Than and Special Constable Caitlinn Gardener were honoured with the Van De Vorst Gold award. The honour highlights the work Protective Services does on campus and in our greater community to keep the areas where we work, learn and live safe.
“It is great to be a part of a team that cares about the safety and well-being of the USask community,” said Huebner. “Getting to work with a group of officers dedicated to keeping our campus and its roads safe is a privilege.”
The Van De Vorst award is named in honour of Jordan, Chandra, Kamryn and Miguire Van De Vorst who lost their lives to an impaired driver in 2016. This is the fifth year the Van De Vorst award has been presented. Fellow award recipients include police departments and RCMP officers throughout Saskatchewan. In total, 69 officers from across the province were honoured on November 15.
If you or someone you know witnesses an impaired driver, call USask Protective Services at 306-966-5555.