Police Officer of the Year Awards 2023
TiK Tok sensation and Hills Youth liaison officer Snr Constable Ethan West was named Hills Area Police Command winner of the Irene Juergens APM Fellowship at a recent dinner to celebrate Excellence in Policing organised by the Rotary Club of Castle Hill.
At Hawkesbury Police Area Command the Bryson Anderson Police Officer of the Year Award was presented to Constable James de Canto at a special dinner organised by the Rotary Club of Windsor.
The awards recognise outstanding individual contributions to communitybased policing and acknowledges those who demonstrate a personal commitment to engagement and crime prevention above and beyond their job requirements.
Now in its 13th year, the annual Rotary Clubs of NSW Police Officer of the Year Awards was created through a partnership between the Rotary Clubs of NSW and the NSW Police Force and they are considered the most prestigious event in the NSW Police Force calendar.
The Hawkesbury PAC Commander’s Excellence in Police Award was won by Detective Senior Constable Gary Burns.
The Hills Police Customer service Excellence Award was presented to veteran police officer Chief Inspector Phillip Brooks who has served for 36 years. He said he was humbled to receive the award which recognised his work in the areas of mental health and domestic violence and his work with at-risk youth and their families in finding meaningful pathways.
Hills PAC Constable of the Year Award was Hamish McKenzie and Field Operations police Constable of the year was Leading Senior Constable Shane Corcoran.
The Hawkesbury PAC Customer Service Excellence Award was won by Senior Constable Carmen Bagust. Presented by the Hawkesbury City Chamber of Commerce, this recognises outstanding service to the Hawkesbury community by a sworn officer.
The winner of the Hawkesbury Police Area Command award for Employee of the Year was won by Louise Steer. The award recognises the outstanding service to the Command by a civilian employee.
Each Police Area Command nominates finalists for a variety of categories. The winners across the State will attend the finals of The Rotary Clubs of NSW 2023 NSW Police Officer of the Year Awards on Friday 3 November 2023 at the Hyatt Regency. It is considered the most prestigious event in the NSW Police Force calendar.