North Brisbane Officers Win at 2019 NHWQ State Conference

Photo credit: The State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2019 / mypolice.qld.gov.au

North Brisbane officers were honoured at the 2019 Neighbourhood Watch Queensland (NHWQ) state conference held in Toowoomba.

Last 2 November, the 2019 Neighbourhood Watch Queensland recognised one community member and one police officer from each police station across the state for  “demonstrating their outstanding commitment and service to the community.”    

Present at the ceremony were Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden MP representing the Honourable Mark Ryan, Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, and  Assistant Commissioner Brett Schafferius for the 2019 Neighbourhood Watch Queensland (NHWQ).




Senior Constable Carol Spurdle from Hendra Crime Prevention was awarded the Liaison Officer of the Year award for the North Brisbane District whilst Mrs Katherine Bourke won the Community Member of the Year for the North Brisbane District. Mrs Bourke is the area coordinator for Hendra NHW group.

2019 Neighbourhood Watch Queensland (NHWQ) state conference
Mrs Katherine Bourke is 2019 Community Member of the Year for the North Brisbane District
Photo credit: The State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2019 / mypolice.qld.gov.au

“Today’s award winners have gone above and beyond to work in partnership with the QPS and their community members,” Assistant Commissioner Schafferius said.

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“I am very pleased that we are able to formally recognise and congratulate our fellow officers and community members for their good work and long-term commitment to the Service and NHWQ.”

2019 Neighbourhood Watch Queensland (NHWQ) state conference
Senior Constable Carol Spurdle from Hendra Crime Prevention is 2019 Liaison Officer of the Year awardee for the North Brisbane District
Photo credit: The State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2019 / mypolice.qld.gov.au

List of District Award recipients:

Police District Community MemberLiaison Officer
North BrisbaneKathryn BourkeSenior Constable Carol Spurdle
South Brisbane Marie KinneErin Gow
Capricornia Barry BrazierNil
MackayChris & Tammy LavalSenior Constable James Dolby
Sunshine Coast Maree AndersonSenior Constable Susan Lowndes
Wide Bay Burnett NilSergeant Matthew Steinhardt
Far North Denis MckinleySergeant Stephen Gillinder
Mount Isa NilNil
TownsvilleRonald Whalan Sergeant Julie Cooke
Gold Coast Karen BulmerConstable Siobhan Rhodes
Logan NilNil
Darling DownsGlenda UnderwoodConstable Kenneth Cahill
Ipswich Pamela Lobwein Sergeant Nadine Webster
MoretonLoren KellySenior Police Liaison Officer Rarotonga Tevita
South WestMichelle CartlidgeEllen Meagher

Winners were selected based on the actions they took to enable greater community participation in NHWQ through effective communication and to foster collaborative partnerships between the community, the QPS and other stakeholders.