Previous Winners

The Western Australia Police Force and 9News Perth announced the winners of the 2022 9News WA Police Excellence Awards, who were celebrated and presented with their prizes at a special breakfast event at Optus Stadium.

The winner of the individual award category was Sergeant Trisha STJEPIC from Belmont Police Station. Sergeant Stjepic received multiple nominations for her outstanding commitment to leadership, operational demands and cultivating a strong community safety focus. Considered a role model by her team, she attends work every day with a passion and commitment to providing the best policing for the WA community.

The winner of the team category was the Rapid Apprehension Squad. These officers were recognised for their dedication to frontline policing in the identification, location and association of some of the state’s most high harm and active offenders. They ensure community safety, whilst obtaining evidence and demonstrating empathy, understanding and care to victims.

Finalists in the individual category were (in alphabetical order):

  • Constable Reece JOSEMANS (Harvey Police Station, South West District)
  • Sergeant James MCLAREN (Armadale Family Violence Team, Armadale District). 

Get to know our individual category winner and finalists:


Finalists in the team category were (in alphabetical order):

  • Merredin Police Station (Wheatbelt District)
  • Perth Police Station (Perth District.

Get to know our team category winner and finalists:


Who judges the awards?

The awards are judged by a panel according to criteria including excellence in a policing role, the core WA Police Force values of duty, teamwork, integrity and care, as well as the extent to which nominations raise the public’s confidence in policing.

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