Top honour to Albany’s own officer of year

Albany Advertiser

Less than 18 months after being recognised as the WA police officer of the year, the work of Senior Constable Brett Jeffrey has again been acknowledged with one of the force’s highest honours.

Sen. Const. Jeffrey, who assists and protects victims of domestic violence in the Great Southern Family Protection Unit, was presented with the Commissioner’s Medal for Excellence last Friday during an officer graduation ceremony in Perth.

The humble officer said only six medals were presented to WA police officers each year by Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan and he was proud to be recognised for the committed work of the team.

“We work in a team with the other agencies and I work with great dedicated people, which makes it a good job and I enjoy what I do,” Sen. Const. Jeffrey said.

“It’s good to be recognised for what you do, but I do it because I enjoy it.”

Great Southern police district Superintendent Dom Wood said Sen. Const. Jeffrey continued to go “the extra mile” to support victims of domestic violence in his four years working in the Great Southern Family Protection Unit.

“Last year, I was genuinely immensely proud to have an officer from this district become the police officer of the year,” he said.

“For Brett to get that and represent this district with all the great work he does and to now get this additional award directly from the Comm-issioner reinforces the great job he and the team does.

“Brett is one of the best and it is so well deserved because we know the work he does.”

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