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2018 Awards

Parramatta Police Officer of the Year 2018 Highlights


A major project for our club is the coordination and hosting of the Parramatta Police Officer of the Year Awards each year. The awards recognise professional excellence and outstanding service by members of the Parramatta Police Area Command. 

The project is a team effort involving members from all three Rotary Clubs in Parramatta: the Rotary Club of Parramatta, the Rotary Club of Parramatta City and the Rotary Club of Parramatta Daybreak working together on behalf of the Parramatta community.

Rotary members volunteer their time and donate resources to organise and fundraise for community organisations during the awards.

About the Awards

Parramatta has over 230,000 residents and has been growing at the rate of around 3% per year.

As the unofficial capital of Western Sydney, it is a thriving city with a fast-growing urban centre that is home to one of the largest transport hubs in New South Wales.

Parramatta is also a destination for thousands of visitors every day – people come here to work, study, shop, eat out, enjoy our beautiful parks, visit our heritage landmarks and attend our many cultural and sporting events.

In this busy environment, the police officers and civilian staff of the Parramatta Police Area Command support the community and respond to its diverse needs, sometimes in very difficult circumstances and often in ways that aren’t easily acknowledged.

The annual Parramatta Police Officer of the Year Awards provide a great opportunity for the community to demonstrate its appreciation for the work carried out by the Police Area Command throughout the year.

In particular, the awards allow professional excellence and outstanding service by its police officers and civilian staff to be recognised and celebrated.

The awards also provide an opportunity to raise funds for specific community organisations each year.


2018 Awards

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The 2018 Parramatta Police Officer of the Year awards dinner was held at the Novotel Sydney Parramatta on 30 July 2018. The awards recognise professional excellence and outstanding service by members of the Parramatta Police Area Command.

Over 170 people attended the dinner as the award finalists and winners' names were announced and as they were presented with their awards.

Thank you to the Parramatta community, sponsors and donors for supporting the 2018 awards.

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners from the Parramatta Police Area Command.


Parramatta Police Officer of the Year 2018

  • Acting Sergeant Gurneet Grewal

Award Category: Customer and Community Service

Finalists:

  • Leading Senior Constable Rebecca Monin
  • Acting Sergeant Gurneet Grewal
  • Probationary Constable Vana Jurotte

Winner:

  • Acting Sergeant Gurneet Grewal

Award Category: Civilian Employee of the Year

Finalists:

  • Jodie Ghosn
  • Judith Cass
  • Zarlashta Baheer

Winner:

  • Judith Cass

Award Category: Investigator of the Year

Finalists:

  • Detective Senior Constable Jacqueline Fraser
  • Senior Constable Gareth Michael
  • Constable Pedro Garcia

Winner: 

  • Detective Senior Constable Jacqueline Fraser

Award Category: Leadership in the Policing Vocation

Finalists:

  • Detective Sergeant Paul Fenwick
  • Detective Sergeant Ainsley Hodges
  • Senior Constable Adam Cook

Winner: 

  • Detective Sergeant Paul Fenwick

Award Category: Emerging Constable -  Under 2 Years’ Service

Finalists:

  • Probationary Constable Craig Byrne
  • Constable Corey Strickland
  • Probationary Constable Kaitlin Hall

Winner: 

  • Probationary Constable Craig Byrne

Fundraising


100% of proceeds from raffle ticket sales and financial donations made during the awards will go to NSW Police Legacy and PCYC Parramatta, organisations which each play a vital and unique role in the Parramatta community and beyond. All funds raised will be split equally between them.


Sponsors

 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors for their generous support. Parramatta Leagues Club is our major sponsor for the second year running. The City of Parramatta Council joined us as a new gold sponsor in 2018.


Raffle Prize Donors

Thank you to our raffle prize donors for demonstrating their support for our community and the awards:

 


Awards Organisation and Hosting

The Parramatta Police Officer of the Year Awards are proudly coordinated and hosted on behalf of the community by the three Rotary clubs of Parramatta: Rotary Club of Parramatta, the Rotary Club of Parramatta City and the Rotary Club of Parramatta Daybreak.

Rotary members volunteer their time and donate resources to organise and fundraise for community organisations during the awards.

Acknowledgements

Rotary Parramatta gratefully acknowledges local businesses who generously assisted us in organising and hosting the 2018 awards:

  • Adora Handmade Chocolates Parramatta
  • Bunnings North Parramatta
  • MBE Parramatta
  • Parramatta Chamber of Commerce.

Parramatta, let's keep in touch

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