Peter Toomey Memorial Award
First Constable Jamie Panagiotaros, nominated by Heidelberg police, will represent the Rotary Club of Rosanna in the District 9790 Peter Toomey Memorial Community Police Officer of the Year Award, to be presented at the Bendigo District Conference in February 2016.
Her recommendation came as a result of her voluntary involvement in the Somali community. This followed an official engagement in a family dispute over money. She discussed with her officers the need to better understand the community and to have them understand Australian police values better. At present she is working to engage young officers in different aspects of Somali community life.
Pictured: Yevonne Pollock with Jamie