Police Officer of the Year

Congratulations to the Rotary Police Officer of the Year 2015, Sergeant Darren Robson.

2015 Police Officer of the Year Sergeant Darren Robson and family with Acting Deputy Commissioner Jamie Chalker
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The Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services congratulate Sergeant Darren Robson on being named Rotary NT Police Officer of the Year 2015.

“Sergeant Robson is a serving member at Palmerston Police Station and has garnered the respect of his peers and the community through his dedication to the job, and especially mentoring young officers as they start their policing careers,” Acting Deputy Commissioner Jamie Chalker said.

It was a nomination received from the public that drew the Rotary Club of Darwin’s attention. Police Officer of the Year Award Chair Paul Simon said that the panel was very impressed by the sympathetic nature of the nomination.

“The panel received a family based nomination, highlighting Sergeant Robson’s involvement and support for a man with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who had worked himself into a potentially dangerous situation,” Mr Simon said.  “Sergeant Robson stayed on the phone with him for hours until the man surrendered; then he rode with him to hospital and subsequently followed up with the family to make sure they were supported after the incident. The whole family – the man included – thanked Sergeant Robson for his dedication and endorsed his nomination for this award.”

Sergeant Darren Robson received his award on 24 September from His Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM, Administrator of the Northern Territory at a ceremony in Government House.

“It is always pleasing to see the award go to an officer that has excelled in serving the community,” Mr Chalker said.