A member of the Brantford Police Service was recently presented with a different kind of badge of honour – this time from the community she serves.
Kathryn Gratton, a civilian with the Service was recognized with CAA’s School Safety Patrol Program Achievement Award for going above and beyond to ensure program participants in her community were never left behind.
Gratton's dedication reached new heights in the 2022-23 school year. When other local regions were unable to train Patrollers, Gratton took it upon herself to ensure that students wouldn't miss out on the program. Not only did she continue training her assigned schools, but she voluntarily extended her support to other schools as well. Gratton trained 26 schools and more than 500 Patrollers. Following the training, she stopped by each of the schools to check in on the students and hosted a pizza party to show her appreciation for their hard work throughout the year.