Awards Ceremony Recognises South Brisbane District Officers And Staff

Awards Ceremony Recognises South Brisbane District Officers And Staff

Queensland Minister for Police Mark Ryan

South Brisbane District Officers And Staff Recognised At Awards Ceremony

Victor P Taffa

More than 50 Queensland Police Service officers and staff members were recognised in the South Brisbane District for their outstanding commitment to serving the Queensland community.

Member for Stretton Duncan Pegg, representing Police Minister Mark Ryan, and Acting Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins, congratulated officers and staff from the South Brisbane District who received medals, certificates and awards at a ceremony held in Calamvale today.

Mr. Pegg said each and every officer deserved to be honoured for their courage and boundless dedication to the public service.

“We recognise the difficult roles of each and every member of the Queensland Police Service.” Mr. Pegg said.

“I know the community I represent and the wider Queensland is thankful for everything they do.

“I am sure these officers will continue to go on and do their communities proud.”

Minister Ryan said the job of a Police officer was undoubtedly tough and at times dangerous.

“Everyone honoured today has illustrated a level of dedication to duty that gives the Queensland public continued confidence in their Police service.” Minister Ryan said.

12 officers received Assistant Commissioner’s Certificates (Operational) for exceeding expectations in the execution of duty in an operational field.

Mr. Pegg and Acting Assistant Commissioner Wilkins presented the national awards to officers, including the presentation of the National Medal and the National Police Service Medal.

National Medal recognises 15 years of diligent service by members of Australian police forces, defence forces, and members of the ambulance and fire services. Clasps to the National Medal are awarded for a further period of 10 years’ service.

Mr. Pegg presented the National Medal to 2 officers. 8 officers were awarded with the National Medal 1st Clasp for 25 years of service.

4 Police officers were presented with the National Police Service Medal which acknowledges past and future commitment to ethical and diligent service.

Queensland Police Service Medal was awarded to 5 officers and 6 staff members.

This award is approved by the Commissioner in recognition of diligent and ethical service by QPS employees after 10 years of full-time qualifying service.

A further 8 officers and 3 staff members were presented Queensland Police Service Medal Clasps, awarded upon completion of an extra 5 years of service. Acting Assistant Commissioner Wilkins presented Shan Smith with her 35 years’ service clasp.

4 officers were appointed as detectives and 10 officers received the District Officer’s Certificate for their commendable actions displayed in the execution of their duty while 2 officers received the Superintendent Certificates.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Wilkins said all award recipients exhibited professionalism and a strong commitment to the community.

“Recipients who received awards today are a reflection of the high calibre of QPS members.” Acting Assistant Commissioner Wilkins said.

“They are a credit to the Queensland Police Service, to the community they serve, and to their family and friends.”