Police Officer Of The Year 2023
Awarded by Rotary Club of Unley

Commissioner Grant Stevens, Senior Sergeant Gary Wills, DG Craig Dowling, Vocational Director Chris Davis RCU, Pres John Peacham RCU
CONGRATULATIONS go to Senior Constable Gary Wills, named by Club President John Peacham as the winner of the Rotary Club of Unley, SA Police Officer of the Year Award for 2023.
This award was established in 1978 in partnership with SAPOL to recognize outstanding service of police officers to the community and has been running for 45 years.
It is a community-based award where nominations are sought from the general public and organisations all over the state. It looks for officers who exceed the requirements of duty, volunteer in a significant way to give back to the community with courtesy, courage, kindness, understanding and compassion. This may be in the face of tragedy, trauma, natural disasters, or community development.
Gary is a Family Violence Intervention Officer with 30 years of experience, stationed at Gawler within the Barossa Criminal Investigation Branch and was nominated by Brian Burt from the Rotary Club of Gawler.
Gary contributes around the clock to the welfare of young people struggling with the effects of alcohol, drugs, family and domestic violence, negative peer group pressure, poverty, feelings of worthlessness and homelessness. Very few have an opportunity to learn the skills needed to cope with such situations.
Gary, however, has been able to connect with these young people, building trust and effectively conveying advice, encouragement and sound direction that has turned many around.
Gary sees the importance of early intervention, and his work through the Blue Rose Project has seen a demonstrative drop in individuals who go missing. Better to find solutions to their problems than be out on the streets.
Feedback is that “Kids Trust and Respect Gary and openly talk about their Mate who is a Good Copper”
Senior Constable Gary Wills is certainly a very worthy winner of this year’s SA Police Officer of the Year.
Submitted by Chris Davis Coordinator SA Police Officer of the Year 2023 and Vocational Director for the Rotary Club of Unley 23/24

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 June 3rd was an opportunity for Community Groups and Rotary to demonstrate the Impact they have in our Community in the form of an EXPO which was held in the historic Bonython Hall on North Terrace Adelaide.
Following the EXPO a Celebration Dinner was held at the National Wine Centre where "The Aboriginal Chronic Disease Prevention Project" was launched.
This project will fund two Aboriginal PhD scholars over three and a half years to undertake research to establisha capability development program that supports the upskilling of an Aboriginal healthcare workforce in chroniuc disease prevention.
The successful candidates will work within Aboriginal communities to develop culturally appropriate model to improve health outcomes.
This project is a partnership between Rotary Adelaide, Rotary District 9510, Australian Rotary Health, School of Public Health at The Adelaide University and the Wardliparinggi Aboriginal Health Equity Team at SAMHRI.
For more information email president@adelaiderotary.com.au 

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This idea commenced with an idea from Rotary Adelaide Light Member Rob McLennan and also volunteer with Radio 88.9 Adelaide Coast FM, who then connected with the Public image team – please read on to see what Rob has to say and where this idea is up to now.

Learn more about this important project by contacting the Rotary Club of Strathalbyn and by listening to this radio interview conducted by ABC Adelaide Mornings team and the original story from Greg Page - original Yellow Wiggle.

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