Hall of Honour

Hall of Honour

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Hall of Honour

Hall of Honour

Nominate a deserving retired association representative for the CPA “Hall of Honour Ceremony!

The time has come again to put forward nominations for the prestigious Canadian Police Association’s Hall of Honour.


The Award was established in 1998 by the Canadian Police Association to serve as a permanent tribute to persons who, during the course of their association careers:

  1. Have strengthened police associations;
  2. Contributed to the attainment of collective association goals; and,
  3. Best exemplified the police association spirit.

Three recipients were honoured when the award was established; all of whom had dedicated the vast majority of their careers to the police association movement at the local, provincial and national levels. 

  • James M. Kingston (First CPA Executive Officer)
  • Norman Koch ( Edmonton Police Association )
  • Guy Marcil (Quebec Police Fraternity)

Since 1998 several names have been added to the Hall of Honour:

  • Canadian Police Association Founder Leslie A. Skeys, Calgary Police Association
  • Vic Hein of the Saskatoon Police Association
  • Diane Bell, former BC Federation of Police Officers Manager of Labour Relations
  • André Nadon, Quebec Federation of Police Officers
  • Meryle A. Cameron, former President of the Ottawa Police Association
  • Terry Ryan, former President of the Durham Regional Police Association
  • Ted Thornley, former President of the Waterloo Regional Police Association and the Police Association of Ontario
  • Jean-Guy Roch, former Executive Officer of the Fédération des policières et policiers municipaux du Québec
  • Neal Jessop, former President of the Windsor Police Association, Police Association of Ontario and Canadian Police Association
  • Brian Adkin, former President of the Ontario Provincial Police Association
  • Craig Bromell, former President of the Toronto Police Association
  • J. W. "Joe" Ross, former President of the Police Association of Nova Scotia

Selection Process:

The following process was established for naming recipients to the Hall of Honour:

  • Each spring the CPA Board should seek nominations for the Award, to be determined by the CPA Board of Directors;
  • A maximum of one individual will be selected in any given year;
  • The Award will be presented at a CPA General Meeting. The CPA will pay the cost of attendance for the Recipient and companion, in accordance with CPA policy;
  • In considering nominations for the Award, the Board shall seek to identify an exceptional recipient who has;
    • Been well established as a long serving, dedicated, and outstanding police association leader at the local, provincial and/or national level;
    • strengthened police associations;
    • contributed to the attainment of collective police association goals; and,
    • best exemplified the police association spirit.


The CPA is calling upon our member associations to consider suitable candidates for nomination, and forward your nominations through your provincial/ national affiliate to the CPA Board. Letters of nomination should provide a brief summary of the nominee’s police association career, and examples of how the nomination meets the award criteria.


Nominations should be delivered to the CPA head office by no later than March 1st by mail, fax, e-mail or courier.

Award Presentation:

The CPA Hall of Honour presentation will be made during our next General Meeting.