Thursday, May 31, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, May 31, 2018


The Winnipeg Police Service hosted the 44th Annual School Safety Patrol Awards ceremony this morning at the Convention Centre.

Since 1936, the Winnipeg Police Service has been involved in the School Safety Patrol Program.  Winnipeg is proud to have had the first fully organized and officially recognized school patrol program in Canada.  Hard to believe the School Safety Patrol Program has been in existence for 82 years.

Every year the patrols are judged on their ability, professionalism and technique while on patrol by the School Education Section of the Winnipeg Police Service.

In 2018, there were approximately 3,500 patrols ensuring our children arrive safely to their schools everyday here in Winnipeg. 

The top four City-Wide School Patrol teams are as follows:

1st Place           Ecole LaVerendrye – Winnipeg School Division(South)
CAA Manitoba Trophy

2nd Place        Sansome School – St James Assiniboia School Division
Winnipeg Free Press Trophy

3rd Place         Linden Meadows SchoolPembina Trails School Division
Manitoba Public Insurance Trophy

4th Place          Ecole Tache – DSFM
Winnipeg Police Service Trophy

The Most Improved School Patrol Team is:

Dalhousie School – Pembina Trails School Division
CAA Manitoba Trophy

Louise Staples Nomination Award:   
Louise Staples, a teacher at Greenway School, was instrumental in starting up the patrol program in Winnipeg.  Every year the most efficient Patrol Captain receives an award in honour of Louise Staples.

The Winnipeg Police Service is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017 Louise Staples Award is Hamdah Askar Norquay School – Winnipeg School Division(Inner)


For further information contact either:
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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