Chief Superintendent Adam Whyte, who worked at Liverpoool, Cabramatta and Fairfield police stations has been awarded the Australian Police Medal today.
Chief Superintendent Whyte joined the New South Wales Police Force in 1988 started his career at Bankstown police statation before joining the Bankstown Traffic Division in 1993 progressing onto Crash Investigation in 1999.
He then worked on general duties at Liverpool and in 2002 was promoted to the rank of Sergeant at Cabramatta and to Inspector at Fairfield in 2003.
He then transferred to Education Services where he stayed until 2008 when he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent as the Commander of Policy and Programs.
Since 2009 h ehas worked in the office of the police commissioner, managing the operational response unit and the protocol and awards unit.
A police spokeswoman said throughout his career, Chief Superintendent Whyte had been particularly involved with community organisations including Neighbourhood Watch and Rotary, committing much of his own time to support their causes.
He was one of eight officers to be formally recognised by the Governor-General in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours List.
The Australian Police Medal is awarded by the Governor-General for distinguished service by a member of an Australian police force.
NSW Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione congratulated the recipients on their nominations and commitment to policing.
“I am extremely proud to have these officers recognised for their dedication and commitment, not just to the NSW Police Force but also to the State of NSW,” Commissioner Scipione said.
“These officers are a credit to the NSW Police Force, their colleagues, family, friends and the community.
“They bring a wealth of experience, dedication and professionalism to the force and it is my pleasure to thank and congratulate them. They are all very deserving of today’s nominations.”