Assistant Secretary General of the International Police Association Australia Section receives the APM
AUSTRALIAN POLICE MEDAL (APM)
Senior Sergeant First Class Manfred Helmut WOJTASIK, South Australia.
Senior Sergeant First Class Wojtasik joined South Australia Police (SAPOL) in January 1975 and served on general patrols before commencing a career in police prosecutions in 1980.
His distinguished prosecutions career has spanned 36 years, rising from a trainee prosecutor to supervising senior prosecutor and criminal justice manager responsible for police prosecutions in Adelaide. His specialist focus and enduring commitment to SAPOL’s professional prosecution capability is unparalleled.
He has managed external stakeholder relationships within the justice system and has also improved the delivery of juvenile justice within the state. He is renowned amongst peers and court room adversaries for his professionalism and capability. He possesses excellent decision making skills and communicates effectively and fairly with lawyers, courts staff and Magistrates. He is regularly called upon by the Officer in Charge, Prosecution Services to prosecute matters which are either very complex or involve a level of notoriety.
He has provided leadership and guidance for his subordinates and continuously demonstrated excellence in his prosecutorial function in a complex and challenging environment. His commitment to achieving a high standard of service delivery has inspired countless police prosecutors, with his legacy to benefit both SAPOL and the South Australian community well into the future.
He is also the current Assistant Secretary General of the International Police Association (Australia).
Senior Sergeant First Class Wojtasik has provided distinguished and dedicated service to SAPOL and his enduring commitment to the development and delivery of a high-quality prosecutorial capability has ensured SAPOL is highly regarded for service to the administration of justice.
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IPA OVERSEAS TOURS
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SPECIAL NOTICE – The 2017 Tour Itinerary for Europe and Croatia has been finalised and information is available from IPA TOURS . The page will give directions for accessing the Itinerary document.
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About the tours –
The New South Wales Region have been conducting IPA Overseas Tours since 2009 and planning for their 2016 tours has been finalised. Wonderful opportunity to take advantage of a proven track record…. 2017 will include VIENNA and CROATIA …
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IPA AUSTRALIAN SECTION
Our ‘Australian Section’ Photography Competition for 2017 is under way. Get your entries in to the National Assistant Secretary General Manfred (Fred) Wojtasik for chances to win a cash prize at the end of the year (announced at the National AGM in Canberra October 2017). Photographer buffs, this gives you the opportunity to show off some of your wonderful work. See full details in the Police Down Under Magazine
THE February 2017 EDITION OF THE “POLICE DOWN UNDER” MAGAZINE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE
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THINKING ABOUT AN IPA EXPERIENCE OVERSEAS DURING 2017
Have a look at some of the great events and Friendship Weeks coming up with our overseas colleagues in 2017/18. Click here to go to News / International News
January 2017 newsletter is now available for reading online
(Click here to go to News / International – also – don’t miss reading the forthcoming social events from our colleagues overseas – cruises, friendship weeks, football, skiing, golf and so on…….