15 December, 2023

Moreton police recognised for bravery and dedication

Members of the Queensland Police Service’s (QPS) Moreton District received awards on Wednesday of last week in recognition of their bravery, dedication, and significant years of service.

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Minister for Police and Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan, joined Acting Assistant Commissioner (AC) John Hallam in presenting 41 officers with awards including the National Service Medals, State Service Medals, and Special Awards.

Three officers received the National Police Service Medal, and seven were awarded National Medals and Clasps while two National Emergency Medals were presented.

The QPS Medals and Clasps were awarded to 19 members of the QPS, in recognition of their ethical service and contributions.

Former Sergeant Warren Moyle received the Assistant Commissioner’s Award for the bravery he displayed during an armed person incident in Burpengary on April 16, 2022.

A Special Award was presented to the Centre Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) in celebration of 13 years of partnership between the QPS and CADA, and in recognition of the successful PRADO program which aims to prevent and reduce domestic violence in the Moreton Bay Region.

Other special awards included District Officer’s Certificates, Investigator of the Year, General Duties Officer of the Year, Traffic Officer of the Year, the Perry Irwin Perpetual Award, and the David Masters Award.

Sergeant Sharnelle Harris was awarded the David Masters Award in recognition of her contributions and the compassion she displayed towards supporting officers through difficult times.

Mango Hill North Lakes Station was awarded the Perry Irwin Perpetual Award in recognition of the outstanding eff orts of officers within that division.

Acting AC Hallam voiced his pride and gratitude in recognising the achievements of the award recipients.

“As evident from this ceremony, and previous ones, the Moreton District has countless officers who continuously demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and diligence within their roles,” he said.

“The impact of their work resonates deeply within the Moreton community.

“They have displayed a dedication to fostering trust, building bridges, and nurturing a sense of security within our neighbourhoods.

“Their commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the Moreton community is an inspiration.”


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