Pos­i­tive polic­ing earns award

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRIS MCMA­HON

HELP­ING vic­tims of crime find the as­sis­tance they need, has earned Act­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Fleur Ni­cholls this month’s Townsville Dis­trict Po­lice Of­fi­cer of the Year award.

Act Sen Const. Ni­cholls said she was “very flat­tered” to take out the award for her work with the po­lice pros­e­cu­tion.

“We’ve had a num­ber of mat­ters in court that have re­quired vic­tim im­pact state­ments, that I’ve helped to guide down to Vic­tims As­sist,” Act Sen Const. Ni­cholls said.

“I be­came more aware of the work Vic­tims As­sist do and have made a point of in­sur­ing wher­ever I could, to try and help them through the process.”

She it was im­por­tant for the com­mu­nity to see the work po­lice put in be­hind the scenes.

“It is good for build­ing com­mu­nity re­la­tions and the bet­ter our re­la­tions are with the com­mu­nity, the more likely they are to see us in a more pos­i­tive light.”

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