Each year, The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide is proud to sponsor the ‘South Australian Citizen’s Award’ , and to present it with the South Australia Police to the person who assists police in the their duties in the community.
The award consists of an individual shield, a perpetual shield, and a framed citation outlining the basis for the nomination made by a police officer.
Nominations are submitted by Local Service Areas, branches and sections of the South Australia Police from across the State of South Australia. Nominations are based on letters and Certificates of Appreciation which may have been presented to members of the public in recognition of assistance given to SAPOL in the performance of police duties during the past twelve (12) months. The nominations were made and then judged by the award selection panel. The panel consists of members from The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide and senior members of SAPOL, with the Police Commissioner ratifying the successful nomination.
It is with great pleasure that we officially announce that the recipient of the South Australian Citizen’s Award for 2018 is Mr Trevlyn Smith, in recognition of his ongoing commitment to assist South Australian Police.
To give you all an appreciation of Trevlyn’s commitment, we would like to share with you the wording from his award citation:
“Trevlyn has served as a volunteer with the Streaky Bay State Emergency Service (SES) and Country Fire Service for more than 40 years. A life member and group captain of the SES, Trevlyn has dedicated countless hours to ensuring community safety and supporting local police in managing emergencies, ranging from vehicle collisions to major incidents such as protracted ocean cliff rescues or recoveries.
Trevlyn is a long-time committee member of the Streaky Bay Road Safety Group, working closely with emergency services and community members to implement important road safety initiatives. The Emergency Services Medal recipient plays an integral role in running the biannual Streaky Bay mock crash exercise, which provides vital road safety education to local school students and the community.”
On Wednesday, 24th of October 2018, a small presentation and afternoon tea were held at SA Police Head Quarters to recognise and present Trevlyn Smith with the award. We thank Trevlyn for his time, dedication and support.