Your chance to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion for po­lice

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The com­bined Ro­tary Clubs of Mor­rinsville, Te Aroha and Mata­mata are call­ing for nom­i­na­tions for an an­nual Po­lice Per­son of the Year Award.

Nom­i­na­tions can come from mem­bers of the pub­lic, all ranks of the po­lice, both sworn and non- sworn, their fam­ily mem­bers, or vol­un­teers work­ing closely with the po­lice.

The cri­te­ria for this award does not cover acts of brav­ery, courage, hero­ism or ex­cep­tional skill or knowl­edge in the ex­e­cu­tion of their duty, for those ac­tions are al­ready sub­ject to spe­cific po­lice medals and Gov­ern­men­tal ci­ta­tions and awards.

Nom­i­na­tions will recog­nise those po­lice em­ploy­ees or vol­un­teers who con­sis­tently show ex­cel­lence and ded­i­ca­tion to duty in their every­day work that re­flects the high ideals of the New Zealand po­lice and is above and beyond their nor­mal du­ties with­out thought of recog­ni­tion or re­ward. This is con­sis­tent with the Ro­tary motto Ser­vice Above Self.

Nom­i­na­tions opened on Oc­to­ber 1 and next Thurs­day, Novem­ber 20.

Nom­i­na­tion forms are avail­able through any lo­cal po­lice sta­tion and can be sent by email or post if re­quired. Phone calls to the Mata­mata or Mor­rinsville po­lice sta­tion can help with this process.

All nom­i­na­tions must be in writ­ing on the nom­i­na­tion forms and then de­liv­ered to ei­ther the Mor­rinsville, Te Aroha or Mata­mata po­lice sta­tions.

A se­lec­tion panel com­pris­ing of the lo­cal po­lice com­man­der and the Ro­tary Club pres­i­dents nom­i­nated for that year, will meet as soon as prac­ti­cal after Novem­ber 20 to con­sider the nom­i­na­tions and make their choice.

The award takes the form of an in­scribed wooden plaque. The name of the awardee and the year of the award are in­scribed on the plaque hon­ours board.

The plaque will be kept on dis­play at the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion. The awardee also re­ceives a per­sonal award, a po­lice cer­tifi­cate and a cheque for a char­ity of his/her choice, cour­tesy of the Ro­tary club/ s in­volved.

The award will be pre­sented at a po­lice pa­rade dur­ing De­cem­ber, at­tended by po­lice of all ranks, the lo­cal Ro­tary Club pres­i­dents, the mayor, and any fam­ily mem­bers or other dig­ni­taries es­pe­cially in­vited to the cer­e­mony.

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