Police Medal awarded

CAMPSIE Police Commander since 2018, Detective Superintendent Kerrie Lewis was one of eight recipients of the prestigious Australian Police Medal (APM) recognised as part of the Australia Day Honours.

She said while the award came as a surprise, it was a big honour after a career spanning 35 years.
“I’ve worked with so many wonderful people over the years and I’m very proud to have been recognised in this way,” she said.
“I couldn’t do what I do without all the people who have assisted me along the way, including some wonderful mentors.
“I’ve also had amazing support from my family and friends.”
Det Supt Lewis joined the NSW Police Force in 1984 starting as a constable at Parramatta Police Station before joining the North West Major Crime Squad in 1988, investigating organised crime and homicides.
Commended for her involvement in leading several high-profile murder investigations between 1991 and 1995, she then served in several regional stations including Broken Hill and Wagga Wagga where she was a team leader investigating child abuse cases.