Ridge Meadows RCMP Superintendent wins International Award

Ridge Meadows

2020-07-07 14:06 PDT

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Maple Ridge BC – The Officer in Charge of the Ridge Meadows RCMP, Superintendent Jennifer Hyland, is the recipient of the 2020 International Association of Women Police (IAWP) award for mentoring and coaching.

On June 24, 2020, Superintendent Hyland was informed by the IAWP that she was being presented the award for her support and assistance of female police officers through focus on their career training and personal development.

The Mission of the IAWP is to strengthen, unite and raise the capacity of women in policing internationally. Their Vision is to foster a world where police reflect the diversity of the communities they serve and where human rights are protected.

RCMP Commissioner, Brenda Lucki, states "I am so pleased to see Superintendent Jennifer Hyland recognized for her leadership and commitment to helping others succeed. Her dedication, compassion and respect are an inspiration, and her work to encourage and empower other women in policing is helping to develop future leaders within our organization and beyond."

Superintendent Hyland conceptualized and implemented a program consisting of an 8 lesson series focussing on key leadership skills and challenges facing female officers in a predominately male policing environment. The program has been successful in assisting female police officers with their advancement in leadership roles within the detachment and the force.

"I was so honoured to learn that the police officers I work with every day nominated me for this international recognition. When I was contacted by the IAWP last week and told that I was being awarded the Mentoring and Coaching Award for 2020, it was incredibly humbling", states Superintendent Hyland. "My leadership approach has always been to take the time to pay attention to those around me, ensuring that I work to enhance their skills and abilities, knowing that I will one day leave the world of policing and that the investment in our people will serve the community years after I am gone."

Superintendent Hyland will be receiving the award in Indonesia in 2021.


Released by

Cst. Julie Klaussner
Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows Detachment.

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