Sergeant Mahamud ELMI is a devoted husband and father of three who immigrated to Canada from Somalia as a young boy. After arriving in Canada –He completed his high school education at Ridgemont High School and then attended St. Lawrence College where he received his Police Foundation Diploma. He later completed his undergraduate degree in Sociology at Carleton University.
Mahamud joined the Ottawa Police Service in 2003. He is currently Sergeant for Community Safety Services. He is also the first Somali-Canadian Police Sergeant in Canada.
Mahamud is very active in his community and has received many awards for his work. His awards include:
– Crime Prevention Ottawa
– Community Safety Award
– Intercultural Dialogue Institute – Ottawa-Public Heroe
– Queen’s Jubilee Medal
– Ottawa Police Community award
– The Chief’s Coin
– Human Rights and Race Relations Gold Medal Award
– Global Community Alliance –Professional Achievement Award
In June 2016 he completed his Master’s in Public Ethics at Saint Paul/University in Ottawa.