A longtime community contributor in Chatsworth Township was honoured recently for his tenure on the polices services board.
Bob Elliot was presented a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Community Service at Chatsworth's council meeting June 5 by Ontario Provincial Police Grey Bruce detachment commander Inspector Martin Murray.
Elliot sat on the township's police services board for more than 16 years -- largely as its chair -- before stepping down in 2018.
Insp. Murray says Elliot would provide valuable community input and oversight to policing services in Chatsworth.
"As a volunteer, he would help set strategic direction for the OPP," Murray explains. "And how we engage our communities and do the right thing."
In accepting the recognition, Elliot says it was a privilege to represent the township and credits the OPP for their community policing programs.
"I don't think they get enough recognition from the public for what they do and the programs they institute," Elliot adds.