OAPSB Community Service Award for local OPP officer
Nottawasaga OPP Constable Dale Smith has been selected to receive the
Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB) - Zone 3
Service Award, which recognizes those "who are actively involved in the
community they police."
Constable Smith joined the Nottawasaga OPP Detachment in 2006 upon
graduation from Police College. He is in charge of the Nottawasaga
Detachment's Bicycle Patrol Unit, which
operates in the urban centres of Angus, Alliston and Tottenham during
"For the past five years, Constable Smith has served as the High School
Resource Officer at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Tottenham
and Banting Memorial High School in Alliston. He is the primary liaison
officer for youth diversion and youth restorative justice programs.
"He works very closely with parents and youth, and conducts
interventions when the need arises. Students have become very
comfortable with Constable Smith, and approach him with their questions
and concerns," according to the press release announcing the award.
"Constable Smith has always been actively involved with youth, and has
coached various levels of basketball for approximately 19 years.
Constable Smith coached at Banting Memorial High School, while working
at the High School Resource officer. He assists with mentorship
of parents and teens in the community, as well as encourages a healthy
family relationship through his involvement with local services such as
the Elizabeth Fry Society."
He will receive his Community Service Award on Wed., Feb 19th, at
4:00 pm, at the Nottawasaga OPP detachment headquarters.