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Kentville Police Service’s Angie McWaid receives justice award

Fred Honsberger hands the John Dunlop Memorial Award over to Const. Angie McWaid for her dedication to the criminal justice system and her work in community development. THEO GIESEN
Fred Honsberger hands the John Dunlop Memorial Award over to Const. Angie McWaid for her dedication to the criminal justice system and her work in community development. THEO GIESEN - Theo Giesen
KENTVILLE, N.S. —

Const. Angie McWaid has some hard-earned new hardware.

The Kentville Police Service member was presented with the John Dunlop Memorial Award on May 17 for her dedication to the community of Kentville.

The award recognizes those who go above and beyond their job description to develop community activities for youth. The award is presented on behalf of the Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association annually and is the oldest justice award in Canada.

Fred Honsberger, president of the Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association, went to Town Hall in Kentville to present McWaid with the award. The presentation occurred at the beginning of the police commission meeting, with a speech from Honsberger about the hard work that McWaid does on her own time for the community. The list of her accomplishments in developing the community of Kentville was an impressive one that went on for some time before she was asked to accept her award.

After the presentation, McWaid spoke about how much the award means to her.

“I feel very honoured and overwhelmed in a way. I certainly didn’t expect to get a call from Fred Honsberger to receive an award like this. It was an amazing surprise. I feel very blessed to be able to work in a community I love.”

McWaid plans to continue with her helping ways into the future.

“I’m doing a lot of volunteering at the Kings County General Resource Centre right now as the chair of their board. I help out whenever I can to aid with their programs and assist their staff,” she said.

“That’s my main focus right now.”

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