Dave Dickson, of Williams Lake was among 32 British Columbians honoured at the 10th annual British Columbia Community Achievement Awards’ ceremony held at Government House in Victoria on March 14.
Commitment, dedication and hard work describe Dave Dickson, states the report. He is the Safer Communities Coordinator at the Williams Lake RCMP.
He has initiated a Business Watch program, the Mounted Citizens on Patrol, increased the volunteer component of Citizens on Patrol and spearheaded the Positive Ticketing Program that rewards young people for being good citizens.
The results of these and other of his efforts have greatly contributed to a substantial reduction in the community’s crime statistics.
Dickson is also a member of the board of bovernors for Thompson Rivers University, a volunteer training supervisor with the Canadian Red Cross and a member of the Emergency Social Service team in Williams Lake.