The Far South Coast Local Area Command held its Medals and Awards Ceremony at Narooma on Tuesday 2 May 2017. The awards day recognises police, both currently serving and former, for their contribution to the community. Administration staff and volunteers in policing were also acknowledged. The event was hosted by Acting Superintendent Angela Burnell. The Southern Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Gary Worboys, APM attended the ceremony and presented awards for the National Police Service Medal, National Medal, NSW Police Medal and Medallion, G20 Queensland Unit Citation, Warrant of Appointment, Commissioner’s Civilian Long Service Award. Acting Superintendent Angela Burnell presented awards for Local Area Commander’s Award and Volunteers in Policing. The Country Women's Association, Batemans Bay branch have proudly sponsored an annual award in the field of women in policing, open to both males and females within the Command. This year’s recipient, demonstrated an outstanding commitment to her duties within the Far South Coast LAC. The President, Sheena MacDougall, presented this award. Other special guests included Detective Superintendent Rodney Smith - Monaro LAC, Superintendent Stephen Hegarty - Wollongong LAC, Acting Superintendent Joseph Thone - Acting Shoalhaven and members of the Country Women's Association. The awards presented recognises members of the NSW Police Force and the wider community who have made a significant contribution to New South Wales in maintaining the peace and good order of our society. The awards are a tangible recognition of the valuable achievements of those men and women.