Officer nominated for top award
HONOURED: Sgt Glenn Lawrence works to prevent crime before it happens SERGEANT Glenn Lawrence does not wait for crime to happen before getting to work.
His commitment to his role as Townsville district crime prevention co-ordinator has earned him a nomination for the Townsville Bulletin Police Officer of the Year Award.
Sgt Lawrence said while he initially joined the police service so he could bring criminals to justice, his current role in preventing crime before it even happened was just as important.
‘‘ Any preventative measures are good because prevention is better than cure obviously.’’
‘‘ Crime prevention is something that everyone can do – something as simple as locking up their own property or being aware of their own personal safety measures so they don’t become victims of crime.’’
Sgt Lawrence said an important part of his role was to forge a strong relationship between police and civilians.
‘‘ Police are also part
the community . . . and we’re there to serve the community, so the greater interaction we have, the better we understand their needs to better serve them.’’
This year’s NQ Police Officer of the Year will receive a family holiday valued at $ 4000 and a watch from Loloma Jewellers.
The winning officer’s station will receive a coffee machine.
Nominations can be made before April 2 by logging on to townsvillebulletin. com. au.