Browns Plains police officer wins award

A Browns Plains police officer has been awarded the Logan District neighbourhood watch Police Liaison Officer.

CELEBRATION: Acting Chief Superintendent Ben Marcus, Mr Ken Madden and Mrs Margaret Madden, from Hillcrest Neighbourhood Watch, Constable Natalie Wilson and Senior Sergeant Michael Leafe. Photo: Supplied QPS

CELEBRATION: Acting Chief Superintendent Ben Marcus, Mr Ken Madden and Mrs Margaret Madden, from Hillcrest Neighbourhood Watch, Constable Natalie Wilson and Senior Sergeant Michael Leafe. Photo: Supplied QPS

Constable Natalie Wilson won her award at this year’s Queensland Neighbourhood Watch Conference.

Area Coordinator for Forestdale NHW Jocelyn Marentis received the Logan District NHW Community Member of the Year award.

Browns Plains police station officer in charge Senior Sergeant Michael Leafe said Constable Wilson had been nominated due to her commitment and dedication to the Hillcrest NHW, while Mrs Marentis was a driving force behind a very successful team.

“Neighbourhood Watch is very successful in the Browns Plains Division and its the strong relationships we have built with the community over a period of time that go a long way to stopping crime,” he said.

The event was held at the Beenleigh Events Centre on October 7.

WINNER: Acting Chief Superintendent Ben Marcus, Mrs Jocelyn Marentis, from Forestdale Neighbourhood Watch, Senior Constable Leanne Cole and Senior Sergeant Michael Leafe. Photo: Supplied by QPS

WINNER: Acting Chief Superintendent Ben Marcus, Mrs Jocelyn Marentis, from Forestdale Neighbourhood Watch, Senior Constable Leanne Cole and Senior Sergeant Michael Leafe. Photo: Supplied by QPS

A Neighbourhood Watch Queensland spokesperson said police officers and watch members from all corners of the state met to share stories, learn new tricks and to hear the various presenters.

The spokesperson added that a key take back from the conference was strategies for social media management.

The Hillcrest NHW AGM will be held on Sunday, October 22 at 4pm, Cresta Vista, Peverell Street, Hillcrest.

To connect with Mundoolun Neighbourhood watch find them at, facebook.com/MundoolunNeighbourhoodWatch.

For Logan Reserve information head to, facebook.com/loganreservenhw.

Jimboomba and surround districts residents can visit, jimboombaneighbourhoodwatch.org