South Australia Police has been named one of Australia’s most supportive employers of part time Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney presented the National Employer Support Awards in a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
“Employers who support ADF Reserves successfully manage a highly-skilled and disciplined workforce for the benefit of their employees, the company and the Australian community,” Senator Feeney said.
“In the case of SA Police, they build the skills of their officers, create strong community and business partnerships, and also support the security of our nation.”
In accepting the award, Assistant Commissioner Bryan Fahy said South Australia Police was delighted to be recognised as one of the nation’s most supportive employers of Defence Reservists.
“South Australia Police employs more than 170 Reservists across the Navy, Army and Air Force,” Assistant Commissioner Fahy said.
“SA Police and Defence expect every employee, regardless of their role and context to display leadership and to adopt a problem-solving approach to their daily activities. These are shared values between our organisations and as such their roles in Defence Reserves and SA Police are complementary.
“When working with Defence Reserves, staff take with them the skills they have developed through their policing career, and vice versa, when returning to SA Police they bring with them additional experiences and skills that can be employed across their policing role.
“South Australia Police will continue to be a proud supporter of Defence Reserves,” he said.
2012 National Employer Support Award winners
- Small Business - Passions of Paradise - QLD
- Medium Business - Sustainability Pty Ltd - WA
- Large Business - Xstrata Copper - QLD
- Public Sector - SA Police – SA
22 June 2012
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