BRAMPTON: Bob Nagra, the first turbaned police officer to join the Peel Police Canada, has shown the City of Brampton what it takes to be a role model in the community. The City of Brampton is thanking him for it by awarding him Citizen of the Year for 2019.
Nagra is highly motivated to raise donations and food for various food banks in the region, including 10 years of organizing and fostering community partnerships for Cram-a-Cruiser events. Of important note, however, is how cherished he is at the Seva Food Bank. Bob has fostered and built relationships with stakeholders on their behalf and has acted as a mentor, coach, and confidante to many young people at Seva. He received the Seva Founders Award in 2019 stemming from his relentless efforts.
Nagra is actively involved in his own children’s lives. He has acted as Chair on the school parent council. He has taken on numerous roles in the Brampton athletic community, including Brampton Hockey Inc., Brams United Girls Soccer Club, Brampton Youth Soccer Club, and Brampton Minor Lacrosse. He has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel, Special Olympics Ontario, and the Dreams Take Flight program.
An agent of change, Inspector Nagra was the first turbaned officer with Peel Regional Police and in 2020 was the first turbaned senior officer promoted to Inspector.
Nagra is a skilled ambassador, significantly bridging the gap between the South Asian community and Peel Regional Police throughout his career. He continues to be a mentor, and role model for the large South Asian diaspora and a figure consistently relied upon by the community.
A recipient of many community service awards, including the prestigious 2012 Queens’ Diamond Jubilee Award, Nagra, has significantly contributed to enriching Brampton’s social, cultural, and civic life.
In recognition of his critical leadership skills, Nagra is invited to participate in the Governor General’s Leadership Conference in 2022.
Making this proud announcement on Wednesday, Peel Regional Police added: “Join us in congratulating Bob for receiving this prestigious designation and wish him continued success in his future endeavours. We have not seen the last of Bob Nagra.”