CRD Traffic Safety Commission Offers Cst. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship for Second Year

May 07, 2018

Victoria, BC - For the second year, the Capital Regional District (CRD) Traffic Safety Commission will be awarding the Cst. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship. This $2000 scholarship is offered to a youth who lives in the CRD and is pursuing or continuing their education towards attaining a career in law enforcement.  

“This scholarship acknowledges the loss of Constable Beckett and recognizes the vital role police play in service for our community, including increasing traffic safety," said Colin Plant, Chair of the Traffic Safety Commission. “This scholarship will recognize and support a youth as they continue to work hard in school, pursuing their goal of becoming a police officer.”

Cst. Beckett lost her life in a tragic automobile crash in 2016. Subsequently, the Commission created the scholarship to raise awareness of traffic safety issues and highlight the community service provided by police. The Commission is responsible for traffic safety education programs and makes recommendations to the CRD Board to increase road safety in the region. The Commission will award the scholarship to a post-secondary student based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, community service record, and an expressed interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Potential applicants can learn more and apply at until June 30, 2018. 

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.

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 more information, please contact:

Colin Plant, Chair
CRD Traffic Safety Commission
Tel: 250.514.1439