2022 Police Excellence Awards finalists

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The Nine News Police Excellence Awards are one of the most high-profile ways that Police Officers can be recognised for their outstanding work by the community and their peers who work alongside them.

With 96 nominations submitted this year, judges had an extremely difficult task and were beyond impressed with and commended the exceptional work of all shortlisted nominees.

The following Top 3 finalists are to be commended for their outstanding dedication and service to our WA Police Force, its values and the people of Western Australia.


  • Reece Josemans - Harvey Constable
  • James McLaren - Proceeds of Crime
  • Trisha Stjepic - Belmont Sergeant


  • Merredin Police Station
  • Perth Police Station
  • Regional Investigations Unit

A special mention and well done also to the individual officers and teams who were shortlisted to the Top Ten across both categories.


  • Andrew Broadley
  • Jamie Cresswell
  • Nicholas Hastings
  • Reece Josemans
  • Rachel Macey
  • Jeremy Marston
  • James McLaren
  • Felim Rugel
  • Trisha Stjepic
  • Brock Tucker


  • Broome Detectives
  • Emergency Operations Unit
  • Kalgoorlie Police Station – Community Policing Team
  • Kununurra Police Station
  • Merredin Police Station
  • Midland Detectives Office
  • Perth Police Station
  • Perth Prosecuting
  • Regional Investigations Unit
  • Taskforce Woodloes

Each of the nominees live and breathe the core values of our Force; and it is their ongoing efforts, hard work and commitment that helps to raise the community’s confidence in policing. This year nominations spanned across almost every area of our diverse police force and highlighted the challenging, and yet often unnoticed work performed by our dedicated police officers, all of which has a huge positive impact to our community.

It is an incredible achievement to be nominated, and everyone who received a nomination, or those shortlisted should all be hugely proud of themselves and their accomplishments.

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination – without your support and input we wouldn’t be able to continue to recognise our great people - so thank you!

The winners will be announced at an awards breakfast at Optus Stadium on Thursday December 8th, 2022. Best of luck to everyone involved, and we look forward to sharing the names and stories of our very deserving winners with you all in December – stay tuned!