CRD Traffic Safety Commission Offers Cst. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship

Jun 01, 2020

Victoria, BC– For the fourth year, the Capital Regional District (CRD) Traffic Safety Commission will be awarding the Cst. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship. This $2000 scholarship is presented annually to a post-secondary student who lives in the capital region and demonstrates academic achievement, financial need, community service and an expressed interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

“This scholarship honours the legacy of Constable Beckett and recognizes the valuable job of police in our community and their contribution to improving traffic safety," said Cliff McNeil-Smith, Chair of the Traffic Safety Commission. “This scholarship will recognize and support a student who is developing their career to help their community.”

Applications for the 2020 scholarship will be accepted until June 26, 2020. The application form and criteria are available at

Cst. Sarah Beckett lost her life in a tragic automobile crash in 2016. Subsequently, the CRD Traffic Safety Commission raised funds and created the scholarship to elevate awareness of traffic safety issues and the community service provided by police. The CRD Traffic Safety Commission is responsible for traffic safety education programs and makes recommendations to the CRD Board to increase road safety in the region.

The Traffic Safety Commission reviews traffic safety in the capital region and makes recommendations through a committee to the CRD Board to help reduce or eliminate problems. The Commission also plans and carries out traffic safety education programs as provided for in the annual budget and approved by the CRD Board.

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Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
Tel: 250.415.7669

Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
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