2020 Nine News Police Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

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After considering more than 164 examples of exceptional police work, the judging panel has completed the difficult task of selecting three finalists for each award category for this year’s Nine News WA Police Excellence Awards.

WA Police Force officers have played a vital role in the COVID-19 response and in helping keep the community of Western Australia safe. Even when faced with the additional challenges presented by COVID-19, their dedication, courage and commitment to their duty and the community has been unwavering.

These deserving finalists represent the outstanding work being done by WA Police Force officers all over the State, and we congratulate everyone who received a nomination for this year’s Awards.

The finalists for each category are:

Individual category

  • Sergeant Brian Beck, State Family Violence Unit, Warwick Police Station
  • Sergeant Gary Benzies, Community Engagement Coordinator, Mandurah District Office
  • Senior Constable Sam Lim, Community Engagement Officer, Diversity and Engagement Unit


Police team category 

  • Cockburn Police Station, Fremantle District
  • Halls Creek Police Station, Kimberley District
  • South Hedland Police Station, Pilbara District

An Awards Breakfast will be held on Thursday 10 December 2020 to celebrate these finalists and announce the winners.

The Nine News WA Police Excellence Awards could not exist without the support of our generous sponsors, Nine Perth, Crown Perth, P&N Bank, WAtoday and 6PR.