The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police
is proud to present
CONSTABLE GRANT OBST
of the Saskatoon Police Service
EXCELLENCE IN POLICING SERVICES AWARD
Constable Grant Obst has demonstrated excellence in his policing duties through the implementation and support of a Citizen Patrol Program in Saskatoon. As a Community Liaison officer on the west side of Saskatoon, Constable Obst identified that there needed to be a proactive program with community involvement to tackle some of the continuing crime related issues. Constable Obst brought the idea of the Citizen Patrol Program to the neighbourhoods he was responsible for.
The Citizen Patrol program which utilizes citizens in the community to patrol problem areas, such as parks, in their neighbourhood has gained community interest over the past two years. As of January 2005 Constable Obst has trained and implemented a Citizen Patrol Program in fifteen communities in Saskatoon. He has worked tirelessly to ensure support for the citizens involved in the program is in place and that an efficient communication system is set up to address crime related problems.
The work and dedication of Constable Obst has been recognized by peers, supervisors and the community alike. The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police would like to commend Constable Obst for his work within the community of Saskatoon by awarding him with the Excellence in Policing Services Award for 2004 in the category of Community Policing
Chief Terry Coleman
President, Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police