The Project

The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide is proud to sponsor the ‘South Australian Citizen’s Award’, and to present it annually with the South Australia Police to the person who performs extraordinary service to assist police in the performance of their duties.

The award consists of an individual shield, a perpetual shield, and a framed citation outlining the basis for the nomination.

The recipient is selected from nominations submitted by Local Service Areas, branches and sections of SAPOL across the State. 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 year. Nominations are made and adjudicated upon by the award selection panel consisting of The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide members and senior SAPOL members, with Commissioner ratifying the successful nomination.

Award Recipients
  • 2015 – Judy Dunn
  • 2014 – Howard and Betty Locking(Gawler)
  • 2013 – Carina Willson (Kingscote)
  • 2012 – Bruce James, JP (Port Pirie)
  • 2011 – Gordon Hartley, ESM (Port Lincoln)
  • 2010 – Anthony Dawson (Robe)
  • 2009 – James Galpin, MLC, JP (Mount Gambier)
  • 2008 – Arthur Howard, JP (Highbury)
  • 2007 – Constable Darryl Norrie Beckmann (Port Augusta) & William Percival Clark (Port Augusta)
  • 2006 – Curt & Sandra Holmes (Semaphore)
  • 2005 – Robert Wheare (Murray Bridge)
  • 2004 – Brenton & Joan Baker (Fairview Park)
  • 2003 – Christopher Robertson (Hampstead Gardens)
  • 1983 – Ann Christerson (Valley View)
  • 1979 – Roger Arthur Cardwell (Vale Park) & David Roland Sheppard (Medindie)
SAPOL Citizen of the Year 2013 winner
Lions & SAPOL SA Citizen of the Year Award
Judging Citizen of the Year Award