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Sergeant Marina Gyfteas presented with the Breavington Award

Victoria Police Sergeant Marina Gyfteas is one of the most respected police officers in Melbourne’s north and while she has had many achievements over the years, she dislikes the fuss around the recognition, shrugging it off with ‘it’s what I’m paid to do, no big deal’. However, her friends and colleagues say that the award was thoroughly deserved and long overdue. Continue reading Sergeant Marina Gyfteas presented with the Breavington Award

Police Dog ‘Diesel’ Killed In Paris Raid Awarded Medal for Bravery

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Heroic police dog Diesel, killed in a Paris raid, is to be awarded a medal for gallantry. Credit: PDSA

A heroic police dog killed in the Saint-Denis raids in Paris is to be awarded a top honour for gallantry. Continue reading Police Dog ‘Diesel’ Killed In Paris Raid Awarded Medal for Bravery

Gladstone Police Officers Recognised for Hard Work

District officers certificate recipents DS Christopher Lindsay, DSC Matthew Columbus, Superintendent Ron Van Saane, SC Roger Hodgson, DSC Vicki Schultz and DSC Kurt Rabnott. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
District officers certificate recipents DS Christopher Lindsay, DSC Matthew Columbus, Superintendent Ron Van Saane, SC Roger Hodgson, DSC Vicki Schultz and DSC Kurt Rabnott. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
Policing can often be a thankless grind for the thousands of serving Queensland officers with only their work colleagues knowing and understanding what the daily challenges can bring.

The work and efforts of a group of Gladstone officers and CIB detectives have been recognised by their peers at a small ceremony held today by senior officer Inspector Darren Somerville, with medals and certificates presented by Rockhampton based Superintendent Ron Van Saane.

Nine officers received the National Police Service Medal to acknowledge their diligent service of at least 15 years.

Four detectives and a senior constable from Gladstone CIB received District Officers Certificates to acknowledge their efforts to crack a serious drug methamphetamine network operating in the region two years ago.

Read more in Gladstone Observer.

QPS Projects Awarded for Innovation, Integrity and Excellence

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart offered his congratulations to Queensland Police Service officers and staff members who were acknowledged at today’s Awards for Excellence.

Queensland Fixated Threat Assessment Centre representatives were awarded Gold for the Fostering Innovation categor
Queensland Fixated Threat Assessment Centre representatives were awarded Gold for the Fostering Innovation category

The QPS Awards for Excellence acknowledge and reward individuals and teams for innovative, creative and outstanding initiatives, projects or systems that have been implemented across the State.

Highly Commenced, Bronze, Silver and Gold were presented to eighteen projects teams in the categories of Customer Focus, Fostering Innovation, Excellence in Performance, Courage and Integrity, and Excellence in Leadership.

Commissioner Stewart congratulated both the winners and all finalists for their commitment to improving police practices with the current needs of the Queensland Community.

“These awards not only acknowledge outstanding projects and initiatives, but identify those officers and staff members who have sought ways to improve the service offered by the QPS,” Commissioner Stewart said.

“The projects being recognised today are an example of QPS members devising new and interesting ways to address the issues faced by the community.”

The following finalists were awarded Gold: for Customer Focus, G20 Community Engagement; for Fostering Innovation, Queensland Fixated Threat Assessment Centre; for Excellence in Performance, G20 – Public Safety and Specialist Support; for Courage and Integrity, Inspector Steve Kersley and Senior Sergeant Adrian Rieck – Angellala Creek Truck Explosion; and for Excellence in Leadership, G20 Group – Senior Leadership Team.

“I would like to acknowledge the external parties who have supported development or assisted in the delivery of these projects. Positive working relationships with groups and members of the community encourage action and resolve issues,” Commissioner Stewart said.

At the ceremony the G20 Group was also recognised and awarded the Commissioner’s Outstanding Award for their demonstrated achievements beyond core expectations.

“G20 Operation Southern Cross was the largest and most complex security operation ever undertaken by the QPS,” Commissioner Stewart said.

“It is only fitting for those involved to be recognised with this award for the success of the operation.”

Source: myPolice QPS News.

Police Bravery for Fighting Off Wanted Man Awarded

Hardly a day passes when we are not reminded of the tremendous job our police do.

Several police officers from Toowoomba and surrounding regions were yesterday recognised for their bravery in the line of duty.

They included Gatton Sergeant Tony Harm who was dragged through a fence and fought off a wanted man who was reaching for his police firearm.

As these police officers received awards, their colleagues were chasing a suspected gunman who had crashed his car in Toowoomba and run from them.

Read more in The Satellite.

New South Wales Police Senior Constable Ashlyn Johansson Earns a 100 Per Cent Rating Twice

Parkes Police officer, Senior Constable Ashlyn Johansson received a huge surprise and honour last week when NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione made a special presentation to her.

Commissioner Scipione and NSW Police Minister and Deputy Premier, Troy Grant were on a tour of the central west and called in to inspect the new Parkes Police Station.

“I implemented a special program when I came into office to check on how our officers provide their customer service,” Commissioner Scipione explained. “I am here today to announce that Senior Constable Johansson has received a 100 per cent rating – not just once, but twice!”


Read more in the Parkes Champion Post.

Source: www.parkeschampionpost.com.au

A delighted Senior Constable Ashlyn Johansson with her letter of congratulations, with proud fellow officers from Parkes Police Station at the presentation – from left, Inspector Nicholas Weyland, Inspector David Cooper, Sergeant Adrian Matthews, Senior Constable Sandra Barton, Sergeant Peter Gibson, Senior Constable Ashlyn Johansson, Sergeant Ben Dawson, Detective Senior Constable Paula Farmer, Detective Senior Constable Anthony Durkin, Commissioner Andrew Scipione, Detective Senior Constable Dale Holmes, Superintendent Chris Taylor, and Detective Sergeant Steve Howard. Photo: Roel ten Cate.

Crime Stoppers Awards Toowoomba Officers’s Service

Sergeant Scott McGrath from the Darling Downs District Crime Prevention Unit was recently awarded a certificate of long service from Crime Stoppers Queensland.

Sergeant McGrath has been a member of the Toowoomba Crime Stoppers committee for 15 years.

“I continue to support Crime Stoppers because I see the real benefits from information that is received from members of the public,” Sergeant McGrath said. 


Read more in The Chronicle.

Source: www.thechronicle.com.au

Moora Police Officer Recognised for Dedication and Extensive Work With Local Schools

Moora police constable Amanda Parker is being recognised for her dedicate and extensive work with the local school as a finalist for the Constable Care Child Safety Awards.

Constable Parker is nominated for the WA Child Safety Police & Emergency Services Award for her work visiting all the local schools in the area and help connect with the kids.

Constable Parker spoke with each of the age groups individually, on topics ranging from the importance of bicycle helmet safety, having a ‘helping hand’ to cyber bullying… read more.

Source: www.centraladvocate.com.au