WA Police Excellence Awards Finalists Revealed

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Two Police Officers stand at Park in East Perth.

After considering more than 130 examples of exceptional police work, the judging panel has completed the difficult task of selecting three finalists in each award category for this year’s Nine News WA Police Excellence Awards.

The 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. 

Individual (in alphabetical order)
Name Unit District/Division Nomination 
Sergeant Shelley Marklew 
South Hedland Police Station, Community Engagement Team
Pilbara
Multiple nominations were received for Sergeant Marklew, all of which acknowledged her dedication to increasing school attendance and reducing family violence within the South Hedland community.
Senior Constable Deslea Sloan  Major Crash Investigation State Traffic Senior Constable Deslea Sloan has been commended for consistently going above and beyond what is expected as she supports grieving families through some of the most difficult times of their lives. 
Senior Sergeant Justin Tarasinski  Esperance Police Station (Formerly Laverton Police Station)
Goldfields - Esperance
Senior Sergeant Justin Tarasinski has been recognised for his significant contribution to reducing crime and antisocial behaviour in the Laverton community through the introduction of a highly successful youth football program.  
 

Police Team (in alphabetical order)
Team District/Division Nomination
Derby Police Station
Kimberley
The Derby Police Station team received multiple nominations from local residents praising their community spirit and commitment to keeping residents safe in challenging circumstances.
Midland Family Violence Team  Midland  The Midland Family Violence team has been praised for their commitment to proactively improving outcomes for victims of family violence and their ability to adapt their policing methods to better serve the community. 
Taskforce Newstead  Organised Crime  The Taskforce Newstead team has been recognised for their ability to cohesively work together to quickly recover 140 stolen firearms and arrest a suspect after an aggravated burglary earlier this year. 

An Awards Breakfast will be held on Thursday 5 December 2019 to celebrate the 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 and 6PR.