Police Officer of the Year 2017

Nominations for POOTY Award Now Open

The annual Police Officer of the Year Award (POOTY) was established in 1991 by the Rotary Club of Darwin to recognise the challenges police officers face and say a public thank you for a job well done. The Award involves receiving nominations from the community identifying Northern Territory Police Officers in their community who have shown any of the following values.

Courtesy, kindness, understanding, compassion, courage and devotion to duty are key qualities required in police officers in their normal duties and the nomination can be for one or more of these that the officer has shown in a particular act, a series of acts, or demonstrated ongoing professionalism. Any full-time police officer working in any area of the Northern Territory police force is eligible for nomination.

Nominations for the 2017 Police Officer of the Year are now open and will close Sunday 31st July.   You can download the form nomination form or complete a nomination form online here http://www.darwinrotary.com/police-officer-of-the-year-award

POOTY Award 2016

NT Administrator John Hardy presents POOTY Award to Remote Sergeant Cherie Gaffney

The 2016 Police Officer of the Year award ceremony was held on Thursday 25th August at Government House. His Honour, the Administrator of the Northern Territory, John Hardy was present and presenting. Of course Marie was there to keep him on track as well.
The recipient for this year was Remote Sergeant Cherie Gaffney. She is the 25th recipient and by the recommendations and accounts given she is very worthy of the award. Sergeant Gaffney joined the NT Police in June 2015 after having served in the Victoria Police for four years. She is based in Lajamanu which is approximately 560km south west of Katherine. She is one of the younger winners of the award and has only been based there a year, however, she has had such an impact that the community made many efforts to make sure she received recognition for her work.

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