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Police Rangers recognised at Annual Awards Ceremony

Published: November 09, 2019 12:00am

Our Police Rangers and Unit Leaders were recognised for their outstanding efforts, continued service and display of leadership skills at the annual Police Rangers Award Ceremony at the Western Australia Police Academy in Joondalup earlier this month.

The Ellenbrook Police Rangers, as part of the Midland PCYC Police Rangers Unit, received the ‘Community Service’ Award for their commitment to the local community and events.

The Police Rangers ‘Rookie Instructor of the Year’ Award was presented to Cameron Williams of the Geraldton PCYC Police Rangers Unit.

The Rockingham PCYC Police Rangers Unit also collected a number of achievements including Senior Sergeant Abby Heath who was awarded the ‘State Police Ranger of the Year’ Award for her developed leadership qualities and mentorship towards other fellow Rangers.

Rockingham PCYC Life Members Martin and Marilyn Chircop were also presented with 10 Year Service Medals and 15 Year Bars from Cadets WA for their continued service and dedication to the Rockingham PCYC Police Rangers Unit.

PCYC CEO, David van Ooran, who attended the ceremony, said it was fantastic to see so many PCYC Police Rangers and Unit Leaders recognised for their hard work throughout the year. Particularly for volunteers who dedicate their time to the Rangers and the program.

The awards ceremony was attended by over 100 Rangers from 12 Police Ranger Units, along with Western Australia Police Force Officers, school staff and dignitaries.

Police Rangers is an adventure-based development program, open to secondary students aged 12 years and over. The program aims to increase self-confidence, leadership ability and self-esteem through structured learning and development opportunities.