Belconnen Police Station Officer-in-Charge, Inspector Brett Booth was presented with the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) ACT Police Recognition Award for 2021 at an awards ceremony at Jamison Southern Cross Club.
As ACT Chief Police Officer, Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan APM, presented the award, NHW ACT president, Laurie Blackall, noted that the award “recognises outstanding service by an individual ACT Policing officer or ACT Policing employee who has contributed to NHW and the concept of community policing in the ACT”.
Mr Blackall said: “This award not only recognises Inspector Booth’s consistently positive engagement with the NHW ACT leadership team, but also reflects the personal interest he takes in supporting the community.
“His involvement with NHW in the Belconnen region, in particular, has enabled our organisation to more effectively support the communities that we serve. He actively supports the establishment of new areas and freely gives his time responding to requests to participate in area activities as his other operational commitments allow.
“Inspector Booth’s consistent and enthusiastic support of NHW has significantly contributed to the achievement of our goals and enabled us to expand the reach and success of NHW in the Belconnen region”.
Inspector Booth (centre) flanked by colleagues (L-R) Detective Superintendent Mick Calatzis; ACT Chief Police Officer, Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan APM; Commander Operations Linda Champion; and NHW ACT President Laurie Blackall.