The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police is proud to present
Staff Sergeant Maureen Wilkie of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Public Education Award
Over the past few years, Staff Sergeant Wilkie has made a significant contribution to the police response when dealing with missing persons in Saskatchewan. She has stood up for all missing persons regardless of age, race or gender. Maureen treats everyone fairly and with respect when dealing with these issues.
Since 2009, Staff Sergeant Wilkie has been a member of the Provincial Partnership Committee for Missing Persons. She was instrumental in the creation of theme-driven videos produced for Missing Person Week in 2013. Maureen created a vision for the themes for the week that would dispel myths. Each day’s video dispelled a different myth by using actual cases as a backdrop. She then took the program to even greater heights by building a partnership with First Nations participants to have the videos translated into Cree and Dene prior to the launch.
In 2014, she once again made important contributions to the Missing Person Week videos. Because of her knowledge and past performance in this topic, she was selected to represent the Province of Saskatchewan and gave testimony on best practices at the British Columbia Missing Women’s Inquiry.
Staff Sergeant Wilkie’s contributions have gone a long way toward informing and educating people on the issue of missing persons in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Chiefs of Police are proud to recognize Staff Sergeant Wilkie with the Public Education Award.
Chief Troy Hagen
President, Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police