This is another milestone for the VPF through Australian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP) to receive for the first time ever an award Excellency in Law enforcement.
The winner of the award is Sergeant Ann Marie Simeon who was nominated within VPF and other Pacific island countries after she met all the criteria.
In the history of the Vanuatu Police Force eight senior female officers and one male, (former commissioner) Arthur Caulton have received Excellence in Policing in the Asia Pacific but this year 2016 Sergeant Ann Marie Simeon is very fortunate to receive an award in Law Enforcement in the Asia Pacific.
The Australian Council of Women and Policing was established in August 1997 and is a growing group of women and men within police service, law enforcement agencies and the community who are working together to;
• Improve the policing services provided to women
• Improve opportunities and outcomes for women within policing and
• Participate in the global network of women in policing
She has served in the VPF for more than 30 years and has served in UN mission in Ivory Coast and other regional missions, RAMSI and Bougainville