On Wednesday, August 24, three QPS Police Liaison Officers (PLO) were awarded the Ambassador for Peace Award presented by Commissioner Ian Stewart and Mr Steve Evans chair of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Queensland at a ceremony at Police Headquarters.
The Universal Peace Federation acknowledges individuals whose lives exemplify the ideal of living for the sake of others, and who dedicate themselves to practices of reconciliation, overcoming barriers, and building peace within their communities.
Senior PLO Moira Davis from Brisbane City Station, PLO Jasyiyah Abul Kadir from Broadbeach Police Station and PLO Goomblar Shillingsworth from Hervey Bay Police Station, were officially recognised for their hard work and dedication to their communities.
Senior PLO Moira Davis, is a proud Australian South Sea Islander women, who has been in the role of a PLO for 15 years. She has assisted in initiating re-connection to family and culture, provided support and diversion from risk as well as promoted trust and understanding between the community and police.
Senior PLO Moira Davis with Commissioner Ian Stewart and family members
PLO Jasyiyah Abul Kadir, joined the QPS in 2015 to assist in building an ongoing positive relationship between culturally specific communities and the QPS. PLO Abul Kadir, nationality is Singaporean however, she was born and raised in Australia. This has allowed her to possess knowledge and understanding of both the Australian and Muslim customs.
PLO Jasyiyah Abul Kadir and Commissioner Ian Stewart and colleagues
PLO Goomblar Shillingsworth, is a proud Aboriginal man, who became a PLO for the QPS in 2016. His passion is to help both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people, especially that suffer from drugs and alcohol. He uses his life experience to lead by example and provide support to members of the public.
PLO Goomblar Shillingsworth and Commissioner Ian Stewart and Mr Steve Evans
Commissioner Ian Stewart said he was honoured to be apart of the ceremony and thanked The Universal Peace Federation for recognising the dedicated and good work of the QPS Police Liaison Officers.
“The QPS shares the vision of The Universal Peace Federation in building a strong foundation of peace and harmony for all who live in our community regardless of gender, race and religious beliefs,” Commissioner Stewart said.
“The three PLO’s that received awards today are leading examples of the fantastic work PLO’s across the state are doing to achieve peace and harmony between police and communities.”