Your chance to show appreciation for police
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.