Leblanc commended for Community Policing efforts

Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant John Hatch and Sgt. Paul Leblanc. (Submitted Photo)

A member of the Prince Edward County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police has been commended for his community efforts.

On Thursday March 2, 2023 Sgt. Paul Leblanc was awarded the ‘Partnership’ Accolade Award by Command Staff of the Ontario Provincial Police at General Headquarters in Orillia.

Sgt. Leblanc was recognized for his partnership building in 2021 when he utilized Ontario’s Mobilization and Engagement Model (OMEM) of Community Policing to reduce police calls for service at a local youth facility.

Sgt. Leblanc was able to utilize data and analytics and engage members from the youth facility, Children’s Aid Society, Ministry of Child and Youth Services, as well as the PEC Police Services Board to name a few.

Sgt. Leblanc’s character, commitment, passion and professionalism was noted by community partners which helped him win this prestigious award.

“We are very fortunate to have Sgt. Paul Leblanc here at the PEC OPP Detachment as he truly exemplifies the OPP Values by serving with pride and professionalism every day and interacting with respect and compassion with everyone that he deals with,” said¬†Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant John Hatch.