Photo from left to right: Inspector Phil Eastwood, Cst. Jaspaul Chung, Cst. Jeff Russell, Cst. Jeff Scott, Cst. Ted Ishii, Cst. Brandon Blue, S/Sgt. Trevor Dudar, Cst. Mike Wise, DCC Laurin Stenerson, (missing is Cst Jamie Crowston)
New Westminster – The NWPD are proud to announce that seven of their officers were selected as part of Alexa’s Team for 2013.
At the young age of 4½, Alexa Middelaer tragically lost her life in May of 2008 after she and her aunt were run down by an impaired driver. Despite this devastating loss, Alexa’s parents remained steadfast in their determination to keep Alexa’s memory alive and hopefully spare another family a similar loss.
Created in 2009, Alexa’s Team is a partnership between the Middelaer family, the BCAA Road Safety Foundation and ICBC. The program recognizes both RCMP and Municipal Police officers across BC who have demonstrated a strong commitment to getting impaired drivers off our roads. Police officers selected for Alexa’s Team for 2013 were required to have taken at least 12 criminally impaired drivers off the road through a Criminal Charge Investigation or the Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) administrative process. This year, 313 officers from across BC were selected for Alexa’s Team.
The seven NWPD officers selected for Alexa’s Team in 2013 were responsible for getting 139 criminally impaired drivers off BC roads in 2013. They include:
- Constable Jamie Crowston – Traffic Safety Unit
- Constable Ted Ishii – Patrol
- Constable Jeff Scott – Traffic Safety Unit
- Constable Jeff Russell – Patrol
- Constable Brandon Blue – Patrol
- Constable Jaspaul Chung – Traffic Safety Unit
- Constable Mike Wise – Seconded to the BC Integrated Road Safety Unit