Parry Sound Conservation Officer Recognized For Outstanding Service
McGuinty Government Protecting Ontario's Natural Resources
The Ontario Conservation Officers Association and the Ministry of Natural Resources recognized McMullen for his professionalism and dedication during his 28 years of service. This includes his advocacy to appoint and train conservation officers to enforce the federal Small Vessel Regulations, which significantly increased marine safety enforcement in Ontario.
McMullen is currently stationed in Parry Sound with the Upper Great Lakes Enforcement Unit.
- Conservation officers are professional, armed peace officers trained to police standards. Their job is to preserve and protect the province's natural resources.
- The Canadian Safe Boating Council named Officer McMullen the Marine Professional of the Year in 2007.
- Officer McMullen was recognized by the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association for leading rescue efforts that saved a man's life on Georgian Bay in May 2009.
“I'm delighted that Conservation Officer Jim McMullen has received this important award, and I thank him for his extraordinary dedication. His outstanding career demonstrates the vital role of conservation officers in protecting the province's natural resources and contributing to the safety and enjoyment of Ontario citizens.”