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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.

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

New South Wales Police Thank Truck Driver For Helping Fallen Cyclist

If it wasn’t for the quick thinking of Garth Haynes, it could have been a lot worse for a cyclist who crashed into another rider and fell onto the M2 motorway last week.

The cyclist was travelling eastbound near the Beecroft Rd on ramp when he collided with the other rider, which saw him thrown from his bike and onto a lane of the motorway.

Mr Haynes, who was driving a Hanson Group truck and dog trailer, was first on the scene.

He stopped to shield the cyclist from oncoming traffic, and helped the man until an ambulance arrived.

Acting Superintendent Phil Brooks from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command presented Mr Haynes with a “Traffic and Highway Patrol Command torch” and thanked him for his quick thinking when the accident happened.

Read more in the Daily Telegraph.

Source: www.dailytelegraph.com.au

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

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

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

Nominate a New South Wales Police Officer For Customer Service Excellence Award

The NSW Police Force is committed to working with our communities to make everyone safer and to do this we need to be professional, accessible, take appropriate action and keep you informed.

Customer service is one of the highest priorities of every police officer.

The NSW Police Force would like to offer you the opportunity to nominate a New South Wales Police sworn or non sworn officer, for the 2015 Customer Service Excellence Award.

Read more about the award and consider your nomination.

Source: www.police.nsw.gov.au

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Surrey Police’s Chief Constable Lynne Owens appointed CBE

The chief constable of Surrey Police has said she is “gobsmacked” at being appointed CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours.

Chief Constable Lynne Owens began her policing career in 1989 with the Metropolitan Police Service, moving to Kent Police to become a sergeant and then being posted to the force’s major crime department.

In 2002 she transferred to Surrey before progressing to deputy chief constable for the Metropolitan Police in April 2009.

The full list of members of the police service included in this year’s honours is:

CBE (Commanders of the Order of the British Empire)

Lynne Owens, Chief Constable, Surrey Police and NPCC Lead for Operations


OBE (Officers of the Order of the British Empire) 

Irene Curtis, Chief Superintendent, Lancashire Constabulary and President of Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales

Gareth Madge, Director of Legal Services, South Wales Police

Howard Way, Detective Inspector, UK Disaster Victim Identification, National Police Coordination Centre

Richard Stones, Inspector, Nottinghamshire Police

Ian Readhead, Chief Executive, ACRO Criminal Records Office


MBE (Members of the Order of the British Empire) 

Colin Lewis, Inspector, Merseyside Police

Alice Walters, Lead Scientist for Firearms, Metropolitan Police

Hayley Sherwen, Police Constable, Merseyside Police

Umar Hussain, Chief Financial Officer, South Wales Police

Caroline Peters, Chief Superintendent, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Keith Asman, Head of the South East Counter Terrorism Unit

Deborah Potter, Chief Officer, Dorset Constabulary 


BEM (British Empire Medal)

Robert Sewell, Police Cadet, Metropolitan Police

Karen Evans, Domestic Violence Forum Chair, Hampshire Constabulary

Linden Riley, Special Constable, Greater Manchester Police

Ann Barlow, Home Watch Coordinator, Greater Manchester Police


QPM (Queen’s Police Medal)

Alan Pughsley, Chief Constable, Kent Police

Andrew Adams, Deputy Chief Constable, Hertfordshire Constabulary and NPCC Lead for Sporting and Planned Events and Fox Hunting and Badgers

Christine Jones, Commander, Metropolitan Police and the NPCC Lead for Mental Health

Christopher Armitt, Assistant Chief Constable, Merseyside Police and the NPCC Lead for Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation

Dawn Copley, Assistant Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police

John Campbell, Deputy Chief Constable,  Thames Valley Police and the NPCC Lead for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN)

Simon Prince, Chief Constable, Dyfed-Powys Police and NPCC Lead for Wildlife and Rural Crime

Jonathan Boutcher, Deputy Chief Constable, Bedfordshire Police and NPCC Lead for National Undercover and National Source

Nadeem Fazil Mir, Detective Superintendent (Retired), Greater Manchester Police

Hywel Griffiths, Detective Constable, Gwent Police

Steven Hibbitt, Detective Chief Inspector, Humberside Police 

Sunita Gamblin, Chief Superintendent, Derbyshire Constabulary

Stephen Swani, Chief Superintendent, Devon and Cornwall Police

Andrew Murray, Detective Superintendent, Thames Valley Police

Karl Rathbone, Inspector (Retired), North Wales Police

Steven Simmons, Detective Sergeant, British Transport Police

Francis Flood, Detective Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service

Stephen Williams, Inspector (Retired)

Read more in GetSurrey and NPCC.

Source: www.getsurrey.co.uk