Selection of a recipient for The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide and South Australia Police Citizen of the Year Award is made from nominations submitted by Local Service Areas, branches and sections of SAPOL across the State. Nominations are based on reports, letters and Certificates of Appreciation which may have been presented to members of the public in recognition of assistance they have given to SAPOL in the performance of police duties during the past year.
The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide and SAPOL present the Citizen of the Year Award annually, which consists of an individual and a perpetual shield, funded by the Lions Club. A framed citation outlining the basis for the nomination is also presented.
SAPOL identifies suitable nominees, provides members, host the award selection panel, and coordinates the presentation ceremony.
Assistant Commissioner Paul Dickson, Assistant Commissioner Linda Fellows, Chief Superintendent John Venditto, Senior Sergeant Paul Evans, and The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide representatives – President Mr Lindsay Miller, Mr Tony Pederick, Mr Warren Wood and Mr Greg Kneale reviewed the nominations and selected Mr Malcolm Temby as this years’ recipient.
The panel’s selection was endorsed by Commissioner Grant Stevens.
Mr Temby’s nomination was submitted by Constable Janet Kemplay-Hill, Sturt LSA.
The Citation for the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award reads:
“In 2001 Malcolm established the Living Skills program at Darlington Primary School to engage ‘at risk’ youth and break down barriers between young people and police. He was the liaison teacher in this program until his retirement in 2013 when he then became a Sturt Blue Light volunteer. Since then he has contributed more than 260 hours as a volunteer in the Living Skills program.
Renowned for his enthusiasm, compassion and professionalism, Malcolm has a strong passion to see young people succeed. His commitment to the local community is not only seen by his long-term involvement in the Living Skills Program but also the countless hours of his own time dedicated to supervising weekend Blue Light camps during his teaching career.”
Congratulations Malcolm Temby.