Thursday, 7 October 2004 - 10:01am |
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Rodney Area Commander wins Australasian award

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Inspector Janet Hope, Area Commander for Rodney has won a prestigious award from The Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWP)

The Council held its 'Excellence in Policing' Awards in Adelaide last Saturday, 2nd October. The ACWP is an independent body that aims to be a leading organisation within Australasia in:

• participating in the global network of women in policing
• improving the opportunities and outcomes for women within policing
• improving the policing services provided to women.

The ACWP Awards for Excellence in Policing are an opportunity to publicly acknowledge and reward the achievements of the women and men who are significantly contributing to making policing and law enforcement better for women. In that regard, the ACWP is recognising the excellence that is being developed and which currently exists in policing.

Inspector Janet Hope, Area Commander for Rodney was nominated for the 'Most Outstanding Female Leader' Award. Inspector Hope received the 'Highly Commended' Award in her category for her "proven leadership skills and abilities & for having made a real difference to women in the New Zealand Police".

The winner in this category was a Superintendent from the Queensland Police Service with 31 years of distinguished service.

The District Commander for North Shore/Waitakere/Rodney, Superintendent Roger Carson says, "This is a prestigious award, one of only two awarded in New Zealand and it is well deserved recognition for the way in which Inspector Hope leads Rodney Police in her role as Area Commander. We as a District are proud of this achievement and wish Inspector Hope every future success in her career with both this District and the New Zealand Police, says Superintendent Carson.