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Essex County OPP Officer Wins National Award

Thursday February 2nd, 2023, 7:01pm


Provincial Constable Lyman with OPP Provincial Marine Coordinator, Sergeant Dave Moffatt

The Canadian Safe Boating Council has recognized one of Essex County Ontario Provincial Police Marine operators. The “Marine Professional of the Year” award recognizes an outstanding act of boating safety by a marine organization professional.

The 2022 recipient of the Marine Professional of the year award is Provincial Constable James (JJ) Lyman, a marine officer with Essex County OPP Marine unit. He has worked hard to ensure that local enforcement agencies learn best practices of safe boating and are prepared on either side of the border for each new marine season.

“We are very proud of Constable Lyman’s accomplishment. He is dedicated to marine safety by providing the highest standard of relevant training to our law enforcement partners across Ontario. This award reflects his commitment to keeping our waterways safe for everyone.” – Inspector Angela Ferguson, Essex County OPP Detachment Commander.

Constable Lyman is a 17-year veteran with the OPP and has been a member of the Essex County OPP marine unit since 2008. Constable Lyman is also an active Shiprider member or formally known as “Integrated Cross Border Maritime Law Enforcement Officer”. He has been an OPP Marine Instructor since 2017, teaching officers from all over Ontario.

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