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News Room – Inside the Winnipeg Police Service

Kiwanis Top Cop

Top Cop Gala set for November 8

Kinsmen Announce Four Finalists

Winnipeg is one step closer to honouring this year’s Top Cop. Judge night for the 2nd annual Top Cop Community Volunteer Awards & Gala took place and local community leaders, along with event Co-Chair Bruce Berven, spent the evening filtering through the worthy candidates.

“Our nominees this year were genuine examples of the men and women who go above and beyond their role as police officers,” shares Berven.

“They are mentors, fundraisers, event coordinators, coaches, and committee leaders. Our nominees showcase a strong level of commitment and care for our community.”

The four finalists of Winnipeg's Top Cop are Patrol Sergeant Nick Paulet, Staff Sergeant Bud Guest, Patrol Sergeant Nicole Sabourin-Friesen and Patrol Sergeant Kirk Van Alstyne. The Top Cop winner will be announced during the event at The Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel on November 8.

Patrol Sergeant Paulet’s founding event the Winnipeg Police Half Marathon has become one of Winnipeg’s premiere Canadian Cancer Society’s fundraising events. His team is aiming for the accumulated $1 million mark for the marathon's 10th year anniversary next May.

Staff Sergeant Guest sits on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Criminal Justice Association (MCJA) and also volunteers as the Director of the Winnipeg Police Service Community Challenge Golf Tournament which raises funds for an annual scholarship program.

Patrol Sergeant Sabourin-Friesen has dedicated many hours to the Panther Gymnastics Club as both their President and Volunteer Coordinator. Her dedication to youth and for those in need is evident through her work with inner-city schools, Siloam Mission and United Way.

Patrol Sergeant Van Alystyne serves as co-chair of the annual Manitoba Chapter Motorcycle Ride for Dad event. Each year the event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for Prostate Cancer research and education.

Individual tickets to the dinner are $125 each and a table of 10 can be purchased for $1,500.

Proceeds from this event will go to Boys & Girls Clubs of Winnipeg as well as local charities chosen by the four nominated police officers. For more information, please call (204) 956-0250, email:, or visit

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