Parramatta police commander superintendent Wayne Cox was among eight officers formally recognised by the Governor-General in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours on Monday.
Superintendent Cox joined the police force as a trainee in 1987 at the Goulburn academy. During his time as Mount Druitt local area Commander, Superintendent Cox was instrumental in reducing a range of criminal offences in the local area.
His innovative leadership and strategic organisational skills has led to a number of strategies which incorporate other government stakeholders in diverting young offenders from the criminal justice system.
He is involved with a number of local Indigenous groups and committees as well as being the region spokesman for Aboriginal issues within the local community, with the specific view of reducing Aboriginal representation in the criminal justice system.