Accepting Applications for Constable Beckett Memorial Scholarship

May 09, 2022

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Traffic Safety Commission is accepting applications for the Constable Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship is presented annually to post-secondary students who live in the capital region and demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, community service and an expressed interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

"This is the sixth year we can honour Constable Beckett's memory with financial support for students dedicated to caring for the safety of their communities," said Fred Haynes, Chair of the Traffic Safety Commission. "We have been able to support students of all ages through this scholarship, from those just beginning their path to adult learners transitioning careers. If you are developing your career in public safety, I encourage you to apply."

Applications for the 2022 scholarship will be accepted until June 24, 2022. The application form and criteria are available at

Constable Sarah Beckett lost her life in a tragic automobile crash in 2016. Subsequently, the CRD Traffic Safety Commission applied 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.

Proud to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers and Canada's Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at



For media inquiries, please contact:
Zoe Gray, Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3225
Cell: 250. 507.7657

Photo caption: Constable Sarah Beckett

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