THE memory of Jimboomba Neighbourhood Watch stalwart Stan Wells was alive and well at the 2019 City of Logan Safe City Awards event at the Logan Metro Sports and Events Centre on November 20.
Crestmead Neighbourhood Watch represenatives Geoff and Wendy Smith were presented with the inaugural Stan Wells award for their community contribution.
The award commemorates Mr Wells, volunteered for Jimboomba Neighbourhood Watch for 17 years and died on November 6 last year.
Mr Wells worked closely with Jimboomba Police and was a frequent visitor to the station.
Mr Smith said he and Wendy were caught off guard by the award.
"We've known Stan for quite a few years and he was a top guy," he said.
"Wendy and I were extremely surprised and honoured to receive the award. We were nominating the Rural Fire Brigade for it because of the work they do keeping the community safe."
Awards were presented for categories including volunteers, not-for-profit, government/business and partnership.
Rolando Pisia won the volunteer award for his role in the Sturdee Park Youth Engagement project.
Crestmead Volunteers in Policing were named runner-up for contributing hundreds of hours each year to prevent crime.
Youth Off The Streets won the not-for-profit award for providing an outreach service which engages youth and teaches life skills.
In the government/business category, Sergeant Cherie McLean won the award for the development of the high risk offender diversion program.
The initiative guides high-risk offenders into programs to allow them to learn skills and integrate with the community.
Rochedale South Community Beat officer Senior Constable Mike McDonald was runner-up for working to deliver safety programs to the community.
Senior Constable Jenny Wallis was also recognised for promoting a free vehicle number plate pack program in Logan.
The partnership award went to the Logan/Beenleigh High Risk team for working to support women and children at risk of domestic violence.