Colin T. Millar
Following his graduation from the 105th Session of the FBI National Academy, Colin Millar became a member of the New York State/Eastern Canada Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates. Recognizing the great strength of FBINAA and its collective ability to bring about positive change in law enforcement at the national and international level, Colin sought a position on the Executive Board. As is his usual practice, he gave countless hours to the Chapter working with his fellow Associates and FBI colleagues to make a difference in police service and the communities they serve. Colin was the Chapter President when he hosted an exceptionably memorable Retraining Conference in 1988 in Canada.
Chief Millar recognized early that police officers not only make a difference while on duty policing the community, but also off duty interacting with the community. As a committed community volunteer, Chief Millar instilled the vision of volunteerism down through the membership of the Hamilton Police Service. He made volunteerism one of the core values of the Police Service. A commitment to volunteering and making a positive difference for the community became part of the organization from point hire right through to promotion. Because of the efforts of Chief Millar, members of the Hamilton Police Service continue to provide thousands of hours in volunteerism making a positive difference in the City of Hamilton.
In addition to his professional contributions, Millar has served as a volunteer on numerous community boards and non-profit organizations including the CANUSA Games committee, the Tiger-Cat Trust Fund and the Canadian Cancer Society. He received the City of Hamilton’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award in 1995.
Following his retirement from policing, Colin continued his volunteer activities and served on the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph’s Health Care. In his role with St. Joseph’s Health Care, he worked tirelessly with others to secure millions of dollars in funding from the Ontario Government to bring new and innovative health services to the City of Hamilton.
In June 2001, Colin was awarded an honorary degree as Doctor of Laws from McMaster University for his contribution to Law Enforcement. In 2003, Colin was inducted in the City of Hamilton’s Gallery of Distinction for his commitment to law enforcement and the community of Hamilton. In 2006, Colin was awarded the Hamilton Safe Communities – Spirit of the Community Award for his continuing and unwavering leadership, innovation and commitment to community service. At the end of May, 2011, an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree was conferred upon Colin by McMaster University in recognition of his life of service to his fellow man.
CRITERIA FOR AWARD:
The candidate must demonstrate a sustained commitment to leadership, innovation and community Service in Canada on behalf of the New York State/Eastern Canada Chapter of the FBINAA.
TO QUALIFY FOR THE MILLAR AWARD:
Candidate must be an FBI National Academy Graduate, active or retired law enforcement status, presently residing within the territorial jurisdiction of the Eastern Canadian Division of the New York State/Eastern Canada Chapter of the FBINAA and be an active (Dues Current) member of the FBI National Academy Associates New York State/Eastern Canada Chapter. The nominator must also fit those criteria. The nomination may be submitted in narrative form depicting the nominee’s qualifications.
Correspondences can be emailed to:
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