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Lake Illawarra Officer awarded in Women in Policing

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Sergeant Danielle Rebbeck of Lake Illawarra Police has been awarded today, in recognition of her work developing work colleagues.

'The Perpetual Awards' were established in 2006 to acknowledge and showcase the efforts and achievements of women in policing.

This year, the number of nominations received increased by 56% with 78 people put forward across the eight award categories, including three new awards that further recognise the achievements of women and men in advancing the standing of women within the NSW Police Force.

There were 25 award and highly commended certificate recipients, as well as the overall Gold Perpetual Award winner.

The awards were presented by NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller APM at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta today, Tuesday June 22.

Winner - Mentor Award – Danielle Rebbeck – Proactive Crime Team Leader, Lake Illawarra Police District

Sergeant Danielle Rebbeck has always been driven to developing and mentoring junior staff, many of whom have since been promoted or progressed in their careers. She ensures that they develop the skills and confidence across all aspects of policing. Sergeant Rebbeck runs the Investigators course and is actively involved in many of the leadership forums and mentoring programs run at the Lake Illawarra Police District. Over the last 12 months, Sergeant Rebbeck has utilised her mentoring skills to work with two of female officers who have experienced mental health challenges. By sharing her own experience, she helped the officers both professionally and personally, resulting in their successful recovery, high level of performance and regained confidence.

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