Grey Highlands awards Officer of the Year Award

Detective Brad Olsen of the OPP Grey Bruce Detachment is the 2021 recipient of the Grey Highlands Officer of the Year Award.

Detective Olsen received the honour at the June 1 Council Meeting where a special presentation was made by the Chair of the Grey Highlands Police Services Board, Lynn Silverton and Grey Highlands Mayor Paul McQueen.

(L)-R) Mayor Paul McQueen, Lynn Silverton (Police Services Board Chair), Detective Brad Olsen and wife Kristen w/children, Staff Sergeant Keegan Wilcox, OPP. Councillor Dane Nielsen (Police Services Board member)

“We are lucky to have inspiring individuals such as Detective Brad Olsen supporting the safety and wellbeing of our community,” says Mayor Paul McQueen.

With fifteen years of policing with the Ontario Provincial Police, Detective Olsen spent the first ten years of his career on the front line in the Markdale Detachment supporting Grey Highlands and Southgate.

Most recently, Detective Olsen has been working out of the Markdale Detachment in the Grey Bruce Major Crime Unit, where he has spent the last four years as a Detective Constable.

“Brad is very deserving of this recognition. He’s a very committed detective, who always thinks of the community and the people he serves,” says Acting Inspector Debra Anderson (Interim OPP Grey Bruce Detachment Commander).

Detective Olsen was nominated for his dedication and high level of service and professionalism to Grey Highlands.

“I’m happy that we could present this award to Detective Olsen. He has accomplished so much in his career in policing and is a proud community member of the Municipality of Grey Highlands,” says Lynn Silverton, Grey Highlands Police Services Board Chair.