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2019 Awards

EPS Awarded Top Employer Two Years Running
February 2019

Lightning strikes twice! EPS has been named one of Alberta’s Top 75 Employers for the second year in a row.

The award is part of Mediacorp’s Canada Top Employers project, which recognizes the best places to work in each province, and features them in a special magazine published in the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald.

Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs, and evaluated on criteria such as physical environment, career development and community involvement.

Some of the reasons the Edmonton Police Service was recognized include its ongoing support to employee development and leadership training, a health benefits plan with personal spending account, and a benefit pension plan with retirement planning assistance.

Staff Sergeant Duane Hunter named 2018 Top Cop

On Friday, April 5th, 2019, the Kiwanis Club of Edmonton - Oil Capital honoured Staff Sergeant Duane Hunter with the title of “Top Cop” and presented him with the award at police headquarters.

S/Sgt. Hunter was chosen for his dedication to the Crestwood Community. He volunteered his off-duty time to develop the Candy Cane Lane event to better serve his neighbours, especially those who found it difficult to purchase or install lights to carry out the tradition of their street.

Duane’s nominator, Sergeant Kim Lafreniere spoke to the inspiration that led him to nominate Duane for this award. The Crestwood Community League President, Diana Steele also presented to the audience on how Duane has positively impacted his community and the community league. 

Kiwanis donates $1000 to a charity of the winner’s choice. Duane has selected the Crestwood Community League so the money can aide this year’s Candy Cane Lane event.

Congratulations, Duane. We’d also like to send a heartfelt thank you to the Kiwanis Club for their continual support for our members.