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Nominate the Police Officer of the Year

Nominations for the 2021 South Australia Police Officer of the Year Award are now open!

The annual award recognises and celebrates an outstanding and committed police officer, while reflecting on and highlighting the incredible service provided to our community by SAPOL.

The Police Officer of the Year Award is given to an individual who, in serving the community, reflects SAPOL’s values of Service, Integrity, Courage, Leadership, Collaboration and Respect.

Due to the pandemic, the last year has been incredibly unique and a lot of police officers have had to very quickly adapt to consistently changing circumstances. Some have also been deployed into areas they are unfamiliar with. Could a police officer you know deserve recognition for their ability to be flexible and adaptable in times of crisis?

We are looking for nominations for police officers who have performed above and beyond the call of duty by potentially:

  • Performing significant acts of courtesy, kindness, understanding or courage.
  • Handling complex and difficult situations with humanity.
  • Providing significant off-duty community volunteering.
  • Continuously displaying high levels of professionalism.
  • Supporting you and the community though the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you know a police officer who has demonstrated these values and behaviours please consider nominating them for this prestigious award.

Visit to download a nomination form. Following completion of the form, which will detail your reasons for the nomination, forward it to:


SA Police Officer of the Year
Rotary Club of Unley
PO Box 18
Unley SA 5061

Nominations close on Friday 16 July 2021.

The 2021 winner, which will be selected by the Rotary Club of Unley in consultation with the Commissioner of Police, will be announced at a ceremony held during the Royal Adelaide Show at the Adelaide Showground on Friday, 10 September 2021.