Outstanding leader graduates from Police College
February 17, 2010, 4:43 pm
Thirty eight new constables will graduate from The Royal New Zealand Police College in Wing 260 tomorrow. Their wing patron is Sir Wira Gardiner KNZM.
Some of the graduates have worked for overseas police organisations including South Africa and the United Kingdom. They are talented in languages, with many speaking another language including Portuguese, Tongan, Samoan, Maori, Hindi and Punjabi.
Tomorrow's graduation will mark the inaugural presentation of the Porirua City Council Leadership Award. The award winner must have demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout the wing's training period and shown potential to succeed. A comprehensive set of personal performance measures must also have been met by the winner. The standards are high and if they are not met the award is simply not made. The award has been available for some time but this is the first time a recruit has excelled in all of the standards required.
Constable Tamah Carson will be the first recipient of the Leadership Award and says she is very honoured but does now feel she has a lot to live up to. Tamah will receive a total of five awards at tomorrow's ceremony including the Minister’s Prize f