Community Protection Medals awarded

Released 14/03/2014


ACT Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today awarded the ACT Community Protection Medal to five people from ACT Policing and the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA).

These medals are an opportunity to recognise the men and women who work so diligently in police and emergency services for the ACT community.

"Today we are recognising five people who are the embodiment of commitment and dedication to the ACT community," Mr Corbell said. "They have demonstrated this steadfastness over a lengthy period of time, with the community benefiting from their dedication so it is important their service is formally recognised.

"It is with great pleasure that I present the ACT Community Protection Medal to five noteworthy Canberrans."

The five recipients of this year's ACT Community Protection Medal are:

  • Detective Sergeant Sharan Slater, who has served the ACT Community as a police officer for 30 years years.   Detective Sergeant Slater has been a mentor and coach to many members of ACT Policing during her tenure and currently co-ordinates the Volunteers in Policing Program.
  • Megan Davies from the ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS), who has been with the service for more than 10 years.  Megan has a long history of sustained and distinguished service as an intensive care paramedic who has twice been voted Paramedic of the Year by her colleagues.
  • Garth Brice from ACT Fire and Rescue, who has a service history of more than 10 years.  Garth is a founding member of the Community Fire Unit program in the ACT – a program established following the devastating 2003 firestorm.
  • Anthony (Tony) Hill from the ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS), who is a committed and dedicated member who is seen as a role model and mentor within the service.  Tony has been committed to bushfire prevention, preparedness and increasing community awareness for more than 20 years.
  • Susan Elsbury from the ACT State Emergency Service (SES), who is commended for her support, mentoring and ongoing dedication to the Service.  Susan has been a volunteer for six years and has played an important role in the PEER Support and Community Education program of the SES.

Established in 2002, the ACT Community Protection Medal is awarded to members who have given sustained, distinguished or outstanding service.

They are awarded on a merit-based system, which is decided based on recommendation by a committee of industry professionals.

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