Two nominees with a Cloverdale connection are finalists in the upcoming 17th Annual Police Officer of the Year Awards, presented by the Surrey Board of Trade.
Staff Sgt. Martin Blais, commander of the Surrey RCMP’s Cloverdale/Port Kells District 4 office, is one of three finalists in the category of Police Officer of the Year – Nominated by Community.
And Paul Orazietti and the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association are up for the Police and Business Partnership Award.
Orazietti is the executive director of the Cloverdale BIA.
This fall, the Surrey RCMP, along with Surrey’s Auxiliary officers, civilian employees and volunteers will join members of Surrey’s business community to celebrate those individuals who have been chosen by their peers and the public to receive the Police Officer of the Year Awards.
Winners in eight categories will be announced at a gala event Oct. 17 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.