Kylie Hedges: Parramatta's top cop

Humbled: Sergeant Kylie Hedges, 2013 Parramatta police officer of year, with Constable Michael Blades from the Licensing Unit Parramatta.

Humbled: Sergeant Kylie Hedges, 2013 Parramatta police officer of year, with Constable Michael Blades from the Licensing Unit Parramatta.

Sergeant Kylie Hedges was named Parramatta's Police Officer of the Year on Monday.

The awards are held by three Rotary clubs in Parramatta: Parramatta City Inc, Parramatta Inc and Parramatta Daybreak.

The awards acknowledge the outstanding acts of courage, kindness, understanding, compassion, courtesy, and devotion to duty in the community during 2013-14 by the police officers in the Parramatta local area command.

"I feel very proud to have been nominated by my colleagues," Sergeant Hedges said.

"It's very humbling.

"I feel that I was among good company with all the other nominees, so congratulations to them.

"I've been in the police force for almost 20 years and it's nice to have some recognition of my service."

Parramatta police commander Wayne Cox congratulated Sergeant Hedges, as did friends and colleagues using Facebook.

Inspector Robert Toynton said: "Well done Kylie, a very worthy recipient of this award".

"Congratulations Kylie; great cop, great person, well deserved," Darian Hardy said.

"Well deserved Kylie," Jeff Ludkin said. "I'd fight with you in the trenches any day."

Chari Prats said: "Congratulations Sergeant Kylie Hedges! We are so lucky to have you in our Police Force."

Other winners in the annual awards included Sergeant Jeffrey Ludkin for customer service, Sergeant Kathryn Betts for leadership in policing vocation, Rosemary Kariuki-fyfe for Civilian of the Year, Constable Daniel Pinter for emerging constable and Detective Senior Constable Glenn Bradley for Investigator of the Year.

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