​Police and Emergency Services recognised in Australia day honours

26 January 2018

Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant has today congratulated 23 Police and Emergency Services personnel and volunteers recognised in the 2018 Australia Day Honours.
Ten NSW Police officers have been awarded the Australian Police Medal, ten Rural Fire Service members and Fire and Rescue personnel have been awarded the Australian Fire Services Medal, while three members of the State Emergency Service and Volunteer Rescue Association have received the Emergency Services Medal.
Mr Grant said each of the individuals on this year’s Honours List exemplify the qualities and characteristics that make Australia great.
“These are the men and women who put their own lives on the line to protect others, often in the most horrific circumstances,” Mr Grant said.
“Our police and emergency services personnel and volunteers are among the best in the world. We are so fortunate to have them as the first to respond when the most serious incidents and accidents occur.
“The individuals who have received honours would never expect these sorts of accolades, but it is so important we take the opportunity on days like today to pay tribute to the invaluable work they do for our state.
“On behalf of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government, I’d like to thank all of our police officers, emergency services personnel and volunteers, and reiterate our commitment to providing them with the resources they need to keep communities across NSW safe.”