Congratulations to our local hero, Rosemary Kariuki, for being named the ‘Local Hero 2021’ as part of the Governor-General’s Australia Day honours.
Rosemary has been part of the NSW Police Force family for more than 15 years working as a Multicultural Community Liaison Officer.
Her work has been pivotal in helping to combat domestic violence and providing specialised guidance and support to victims in the local area.
The dedication to her role is seen through various social gatherings she organises to make people – particularly migrants and refugees – feel included in a new community, for example morning teas, social groups and trips.
After a long stint within the Parramatta Police Area Command, she recently transferred to Campbelltown City Police Area Command, where she will continue to inspire hope in those in need.
NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller congratulated Rosemary on the award, which recognises extraordinary contributions by Australians within their local community.
“We could not be prouder of Rosemary receiving this award today. Her personal experiences make her a strong advocate and role model,” said Commissioner Fuller.
“Her energy and passion inspire those around her, and the work she does is invaluable for women struggling through experiences of domestic violence and financial hardship.
“Along with her fellow Multicultural Community Liaison Officers, this role is instrumental in building positive relationships between police and the community.”