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Heroic Acts and Dedicated Police Officers Awarded In Bristol

The heroic acts and dedication of police officers in Bristol and beyond were celebrated at Police Awards yesterday.

Temporary Chief Constable John Long, Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, and the High Sheriff of Bristol, Ros Kennedy, presented the awards to the officers who showed bravery and commitment in their roles.

There is less than a month to nominate police officers who have done something special to help their community.

The Neighbourhood Policing Awards for Avon and Somerset Constabulary are open for submissions.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens ,said: “These awards aim to highlight the very best in neighbourhood policing, showcasing examples of officers, staff, specials and volunteers going above what is expected of them.

“The nominations received so far highlight the empathy of officers, selflessness of specials, diligence of call handlers, dedication of PCSOs, enthusiasm of cadets and commitment of volunteers.”


Read more about the brave award recipients in Bristol Post.

Source: www.bristolpost.co.uk

To nominate someone before the closing date of August 4, visit www.neighbourhoodpolicingawards.co.uk.

Volunteers, Officers Honoured In Hills Police Ceremony

Police officers and community members were honoured in a ceremony held in Castle Hill last week.

The Hills Local Area Commander Superintendent Rob Critchlow said the awards recognised the way those in the wider police family went above and beyond for the community.

“This year was a great opportunity to recognise all those different jobs and the many police officers recognised for their long service, as well as two volunteers in policing,” Superintendent Critchlow said.

Read more in Hills News.

Source: www.hillsnews.com.au

Mid North Coast Local Area Command Police Awards

The invaluable contributions of the men and women in blue will be acknowledged on Wednesday.

The Mid North Coast Local Area Command’s Medals and Awards Ceremony takes place this afternoon from 2pm at the Emergency Operations Centre in Port Macquarie.

Award winners have been nominated either by the community or their colleagues.

Superintendent Paul Fehon said he was “pleased to recognise the good work of our police”.

He also said those officers nominated “have shown outstanding acts of courtesy, understanding, compassion, courage and devotion to duty and the community for the preceding 12 months”.

Read more in Port Macquarie.

Source: www.portnews.com.au

New South Wales Police Officer Honoured For Role In Christchurch Earthquake Support

Police officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command who go above and beyond their duty were presented with awards on Thursday.

Detective Senior Constable Andrew Gibson was awarded a humanitarian overseas service medal for assisting New Zealand police in the aftermath of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

His was one of 25 awards presented to local police in the ceremony at Lake Macquarie council chambers.

Senior Constable Gibson was with a team that spent two weeks in New Zealand.

But by the end of week two he put his hand up to stay for an extra fortnight.

Read more in Lakes Mail.

Source: www.lakesmail.com.au

Nominate a Busselton or Dunsborough Police Officer In the WA Police Excellence Awards

Nominate a Dunsborough or Busselton police officer who deserves recognition for their hard work in the city. 

Nominations for the Western Australia Police Excellence Awards are accepted from any member of the community, including members of the WA Police.

The officers nominated must highlight that police work is varied and challenging and greatly affects people from all walks of life.

Recognising a police officer or police team with a nomination reinforces that members of the police are not simply uniforms, but also community members who share the same concerns as others.

Nominations close at 5pm, Sunday 4 October 2015.

To place a nomination visit here.

Source: www.busseltonmail.com.au

Former QPS Officers Recognised In Special Ceremony

Deputy Commissioners Ross Barnett and Brett Pointing, and Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller have today presented the National Police Service Medal to 172 former QPS officers for their past service at a ceremony at Brisbane City Hall.

The National Police Service Medal was established on November 9, 2010, representing a police officer’s past and future commitment to give ethical and diligent service and recognises the special status that sworn police officers have because of their role protecting the community.

The National Police Service Medal may be awarded upon completion of 15 years of diligent and ethical service and can also be awarded to a police officer whose ability to complete the minimum qualifying period has been removed through death, injury or disability in the course of their police service.

Read more on Queensland Police Service News website.

Source: mypolice.qld.gov.au

RCMP Const. Douglas James Larche Bursary Given To Gifted Student Planning Police Career

The first recipient of a bursary set up at St. Malachy’s Memorial High School in memory of Codiac Regional RCMP Const. Douglas James Larche was announced Friday as being Michael Woodhouse.

The $500 award was presented during the Saint John school’s graduation ceremony at the Imperial Theatre.

“According to the awards committee, Michael Woodhouse is a very involved student, in many aspects of the school,” said Larche’s widow, Nadine Larche, who was unable to attend the event in person, but prepared a written statement.

“He exhibits selflessness, helps others, and plans to pursue a career in law enforcement,” she said.

“I am honoured that Michael is the first recipient of the bursary, and can think of no better way to honour my husband’s sacrifice, and keep his memory alive for years to come.”

Douglas James Larche, who graduated from St. Malachy’s in 1992, was one of three Moncton Mounties killed by a gunman on June 4, 2014.

Read more on CBC News.

Source: www.cbc.ca

Australian Security Medals for Valour Awarded To Five Sydney Security Guards

They risked their own lives to save others, now Sydney’s courageous security guards are being recognised for their brave acts. 

The awards were established by a group of security professionals to recognise acts of bravery and achievement in a dangerous profession and change perceptions of the security industry.

The patron of the Australian Security Medals Foundation is MP Philip Ruddock.

The awards have also recognised lifetime achievements of a number industry professionals including George Zeitoune from Asset Group Solutions; Tom Roche, managing director of SNP, the country’s third largest security company; Neville Kiely from Central Monitoring Services; and Kathy Pavlich from Sydney TAFE.


Read more in The Age.

Source: www.theage.com.au

Mango Hill 2013 Siege: Queensland Police Officers Recommended for Bravery Awards

The state coroner has recommended three police officers who risked their lives in a potential suburban hostage situation with an armed man be considered for bravery awards.

Terry Ryan said the officers responded professionally in a highly charged situation involving a man with a known propensity for violence and an apparently loaded weapon.

Michael Shawn Sweeney, 42, died from a self-inflected gunshot wound to his head at Akuna Way, Mango Hill, on February 8, 2013.

Mr Ryan said Mr Sweeney had contravened a domestic violence order by going to his ex-partner’s home while on parole.

An inquest heard Mr Sweeney had been released from jail a month earlier.

He had gone to his ex-partner Angela Sands’s home to see his son, six months, and while holding the baby he had pulled a sawn-off rifle out of his bag.

Read more in Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au

Tasmanian Ballistics Expert Wins Award

A Tasmania Police forensics sergeant considered to be one of the top ballistics experts in the country has been recognised for his work in helping to convict a New Zealand bikie gang member of murder.

Sergeant Gerard Dutton, 51, who has worked in the ballistics field for 28 years, says he is still learning the science of ballistics forensics.

The quietly spoken veteran, who has worked on some of the most high-profile murder cases in Australia, including the Ivan Milat backpacker murders and the Port Arthur massacre, said it was the bikie murder case that really stretched him. The ballistics evidence was “extremely technical and complex”.

Sgt Dutton was awarded the National Institute of Forensic Science’s Henry Delaforce award at the University of Tasmania for his paper, “A Case Study Of The Interpretation Of Extraordinary Tool Marks On A Fatal Bullet”.


Read more in The Mercury.

Source: www.themercury.com.au