John Dunlop Memorial Award

About the Award

Awarded annually by the Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association

John Dunlop was Regional Supervisor with Nova Scotia Correctional Services. He passed away on June 17, 1977 at the age of 42. John is remembered for his active interest and dedication to young people, community programs and sports in the Halifax and Truro areas. He was also extremely active in the Atlantic Provinces Criminology and Corrections Association.

Since 1977, the APCCA, later the Nova Scotia Criminology and Corrections Association and most recently the Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association, has honoured a member of the criminal justice system by presenting them with this Award in memory of John each year.


Criteria for the Award are:

  • Must have worked five years or more in Nova Scotia;
  • Been a working member of the criminal justice system for three
    years or more;
  • Worked over and above the duties of his/her job description; and
  • Been involved in community activities with particular emphasis on youth.


It is requested that you consider a worthy member of the Nova Scotia Justice system for nomination. Please complete the below nomination form and submit it.  Additional information or comments can be made via email to the Fred Honsberg, John Dunlop Awards Chair, or to by Friday, March 12, 2021.


We rarely have an opportunity to recognize the special contribution of our Justice colleagues. Please take time to extend this consideration to a deserving individual.

Questions & Submissions

Previous Recipients

Recipient Organization Year
J. Patrick Young NS Public Prosecution Service 2020
Heather Ellis Community Corrections – Yarmouth 2019
Cst Angela McWaid Kentville Police Service 2018
Cst Paul Ratchford Cape Breton Regional Police 2017
Heather Campbell Community Corrections – Sydney 2016
Cst Deepak Prasad RCMP Antigonish 2015
Cst Andrew Conrad Halifax Regional Police 2014
Herman Borden Corectional Officer – Springhill Institition 2013
Cst Kathryn Willett Halifax Regional Police 2012
Bradley Ross NS Corrections 2011
Cst. Holly Thomas Halifax Regional Police 2010
Jake MacIsaac Criminal Justice Society 2009
Cst Darren Sylvester RCMP Milbrook 2008-2009
Cst Ian Burke Halifax Regional Police 2007-2008
Amy Lisa MacKay Halifax Regional Police 2006-2007
John D McKinnon Halifax Regional Police 2005-2006
Nelson MacKinnon NS Corrections 2004-2005
Supt Chris McNeil Halifax Regional Police 2003-2004
Susan O’Handley RCMP Canso 2002-2003
Rick Parsons NS Corrections 2001-2002
Cst Joe Taplin RCMP Cole Harbour 2000-2001
William Doyle NS Corrections 1999-2000
Brian MacDougall NS Corrections 1998-1999
Cst Richard MacDonald Halifax Regional Police 1997-1998
Cst Gil J. Dares RCMP Yarmouth 1996-1997
Mona Lynch NS Legal Aid 1995-1996
Cst Gary V Martin Halifax Police Service 1994-1995
Cst Kevin Scott New Glasgow Police 1993-1994
Reg J Caulfield Corrections Canada 1992-1993
Bernard Seward NS Corrections 1991-1992
Cpl Fred N Gallop RCMP H Division 1990-1991
Diane Lewis The John Howard Society of NS 1989-1990
Fred Honsberger NS Corrections 1988-1989
Clarence H Falconer NS Corrections 1987-1988
Aubrey Harris Assistant Probation Officer 1986-1987
James L Crane NS Corrections 1985-1986
Willaim D Greatorex NS Department Social Services 1984-1985
C Robert MacDonald The John Howard Society of NS 1983-1984
J Dwight Miller Dominion Town Police 1982-1983
Oscar E Miller National Parole – Halifax 1981-1982
Albert J LeBlanc NS Corrections 1980-1981
E Wally Lewis NS Corrections 1979-1980
Cst Wallace Bonin Halifax Police Department 1978-1979
Cst Barry MacDonald Glace Bay Police 1977-1978
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