Const. Tallack receives the award for his extensive efforts mentoring and supporting vulnerable 2SLGBTQ+ youth at local drop-in centres and shelters who are facing houselessness, addictions or mental health crises.
As part of the award, the Kiwanis Club of Edmonton - Oil Capital is donating $1,000 to the charity of Const. Tallack’s choice, which is the CHEW Project OUTpost (2SLGBTQ+ youth drop-in centre).
Const. Daniel Tallack is 46th EPS officer recognized by Kiwanis for outstanding volunteer contributions in the community since 1976. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Edmonton - Oil Capital, please visit www.oilcapitalkiwanis.ca.
About Constable Daniel Tallack
Const. Daniel Tallack was nominated for the Kiwanis Top Cop award by his colleagues for his outstanding involvement with Edmonton’s 2SLGBTQ+ community.
Daniel always wanted to be a police officer, and worked as peace officer with the University of Alberta for five years prior to joining EPS in 2013.
His lived experience as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and understanding of the barriers they face, helped him develop empathy and compassion as a police officer, and build positive relationships and trust with community members.
Daniel goes out of the way to assist those who have fallen between the cracks, and volunteers a significant amount of time mentoring and supporting youth, including those facing houselessness, addictions or mental health crises.
He is a dedicated volunteer at Camp fYrefly, the CHEW Project OUTpost, Old Strathcona Youth Society, and Youth Empowerment Support Services. He is also a tireless advocate with the EPS 2SLGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group and the EPS Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Advisory Council.
Const. Daniel Tallack has gone above and beyond to improve community safety and well-being. By connecting with 2SLGBTQ+ youth, he has become a trusted role model and resource, and an example of what positive policing can look like.
The Top Cop Award was presented to Constable Daniel Tallack by Chief Dale McFee and President Beverly Levis from the Kiwanis Club on June 24, 2022.