Senior police officers saluted
THEY’VE racked up 65 years of service between them, and today two Central Region police officers will be honoured for their outstanding commitment to the Queensland Police Service.
Chief Superintendent Stephan Gollschewski and Superintendent Rowan Bond are among just six Queensland police officers to be awarded an Australian Police Medal as part of this year’s Australia Day honours.
Chief Superintendent Gollschewski, based in Rockhampton, will celebrate 30 years of service next month.
“When I was starting out we were still using typewriters, and a notebook and biro made up the majority of our resources – a lot has changed over the years and the service we are able to provide continues to improve,” he said.
Superintendent Rowan Bond, now based in Mackay after working for more than two decades in the Rockhampton region has been commended particularly for his ongoing commitment to improving road safety.
“I’m very proud, it’s probably one of the highlights of my career,” Superintendent Bond said.
Acting Police Minister Andrew Fraser has commended the recipients, acknowledging their hard work, professionalism and commitment.
“A willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to help your community is what being Australian is all about, and it is fitting we recognise the achievements and contributions of our police officers and Volunteers in Policing on Australia Day,” Mr Fraser said.
The Australian Police Medal recipients will be presented with their medals during an upcoming ceremony to be held at Government House in Brisbane.