Douglas Pflug began his employment with the Guelph Police Service on August 9, 1989, and retired as a Sergeant in the 911/Communications Unit on September 28, 2017, with 28 years of service. He has displayed exemplary leadership in both the casual and in emergent settings. He holds his Executive Leadership, High-Performance Leadership, Change Leadership and Managing for Execution certificates from Cornell University, Ithica NY.
Doug is a certified MBTI® Step I & II™ Instrument Practitioner.
He was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, The Governor General-Police Exemplary Medal in 2010 and was twice awarded Chief of Police Commendations for two separate life-saving efforts.
In 2016, he was awarded the City of Guelph Mayor’s Award for his outstanding and ongoing commitments to Guelph in both his personal and professional capacity.
He was an elite athlete at the University of Guelph playing both varsity football and wrestling. In 1994, he started his own company “IRONWILL 360 Strength & Conditioning” where he coached, counselled, mentored and physically trained 100’s of athletes in the NHL, AHL, NCAA, OHL, Olympics and both National and Provincial Levels.
Doug has coached the Guelph Wellington Buns Master Rollers Special Olympics Floor hockey team the past 12 years highlighted by a Silver Medal at the 2017 World Special Olympics Winter Games-Floor Hockey in Graz, Austria.
Since 1995, Doug has donated his time as a peer mentor for the Guelph Storm Hockey Club and University of Guelph Gryphon Football team.
Doug delivers high energy, informative and passionate lectures where he incorporates his personal leadership philosophy and challenges himself and others to "make at least ONE stranger smile per day".
Doug spends his time equally between Boblo Island, Amherstburg and Guelph, Ontario.
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Nominated by Chef Robert Davis for 20 years of full-time exemplary personal and professional service to the community.
The Police Exemplary Service Medal, created on August 12, 1983, recognizes police officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency. Recipients must have completed 20 years of full-time service with one or more recognized Canadian police forces. Full-time police cadets in training also qualify for the award. Consideration is given only to periods of service for which no other national long service, good conduct or efficiency decoration has been awarded
Nominated for exemplary personal and professional community service by a community member to our MPP Liz Sandals. A committee comprised of 3 local Order of Canada recipients reviewed and approved nomination and forwarded it to the Governor-General of Canada.
Created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, this commemorative medal served to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. During the year of celebrations, 60 000 deserving Canadians were recognized.
Awarded 2020 Nominated for over 35 years of exemplary personal volunteerism. The Medal for Volunteers consists of a silver circular medal that is 36 mm in diameter with a suspension ring. The obverse depicts a contemporary effigy of the Sovereign, circumscribed with the inscription in capital letters of the Canadian Royal Title and the word “CANADA”, separated by two maple leaves.The reverse indicates the ideas of caring and generosity, represented by two interlaced hearts. The sunburst pattern of the rim symbolizes the time that volunteers are giving and their actions. The ribbon uses the viceregal colours of blue and gold. The five gold stripes evoke the fingers of a hand, present in the Caring Canadian Award emblem, while the deep red colour is associated with royalty.
The City of Guelph Mayor’s Awards is given annually to exceptional local volunteers who make Guelph a better place for all to live, work and play. Theyt are given out each year as part of the Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala.
Guelph Wellington Bunsmaster Rollers Special Olympics Floor Hockey Team.
Strength & Conditioning Coach.
The team won the Ontario and Caandian Championships earning a birth at the World Special Olympics Floor Hockey Championhips in Boise Idaho where they won Silver in the top catagor
The 1997 -1998 Guelph Storm was a very special group of players under the leadership of coach George Burnett and general manager Alan Millar. They finished the Ontario Hockey League season in first place overall, just one point ahead of the Ottawa 67’s – the team they would eventually meet in the final.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
This Award recognizes a sworn or civilian member (or team) who has demonstrated consistent dedication and professionalism in the strategic use of media and/or social media – either individually or as part of a campaign – to educate and showcase the profession of policing in the community, supporting public safety or advancing investigations in the Province of Ontario.