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Minister Parsons Recognizes Recipient of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards

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Jacquelyn Howard
Director of Communications
Department of Justice and Public Safety
709-729-3015, 689-2624
jacquelynhoward@gov.nl.ca

Monday, September 26, 2016

At a ceremony yesterday (Sunday, September 25), Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer Glenda Bateman was named this year's recipient of the Provincial Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, 2015. Officer Bateman was also named the 2015 Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year for Newfoundland and Labrador.

"Congratulations to Officer Bateman on this great achievement. On behalf of all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, I thank you for your dedication to your work and the passion you clearly demonstrate for protecting our province's valuable wildlife resources."
- The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General

Officer Bateman is originally from Rose Blanche. She began her career with Fish and Wildlife Enforcement in 2013 and currently works in the Springdale satellite office. The Officer of the Year Award was presented to Officer Bateman on behalf of Minister Parsons by Brian Warr, MHA for Baie Verte - Green Bay.

"As a former police officer, I appreciate the contribution fish and wildlife enforcement officers make to stop illegal and organized poaching activities, often working in challenging conditions, covering a large geographic area. It is certainly a pleasure to present this award and acknowledge the great work of all officers in the field."
-Brian Warr, MHA for Baie Verte - Green Bay

The Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards are presented annually to provide formal recognition for officers who demonstrate high standards of work and dedication.

The Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award is presented annually to wildlife enforcement officers in North America throughout the United States and Canadian provinces and territories. The award honours wildlife enforcement officers whose efforts during the previous year reflected outstanding performance and achievement.

In addition to the Provincial Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, presentations were also made to Officers of the Year for each of the Wildlife and Enforcement Divisions. Glenda Bateman has been named Officer of the Year for Western region, Mark Pritchett is Officer of the Year for Labrador region and Doug Hayes is Officer of the Year for Eastern region.

A brief biography for each of the award recipients is included in the backgrounder below.

QUICK FACTS

  • Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer Glenda Bateman has been named the provincial 2015 Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year.
  • Officer Bateman also received the 2015 Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year for Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Mark Pritchett received the Officer of the Year Award for the Labrador region and Doug Hayes is Officer of the Year for Eastern region.
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