Graduation at CSU in Goulburn


Tuesday 3 May 2016

The outstanding academic achievements of three new NSW police officers will be highlighted during a Charles Sturt University (CSU) graduation ceremony in Goulburn from 10.30am on Wednesday 4 May.

Almost 80 graduates of the University's Bachelor of Justice Studies (Policing) and the Associate Degree in Policing Practice are due to attend the ceremony to receive their degrees.

Through a long standing partnership, CSU and the NSW Police Force jointly provide the Force's formal entry level studies called the Associate Degree in Policing Practice at Goulburn. The Bachelor of Justice Studies (Policing) is a CSU online degree designed for police and officers in law enforcement agencies.

The Bev Lawson Memorial Award, for the most outstanding result achieved by a female graduate of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice, will be presented to two officers.

Constable Cassandra Carman, from the Eastern Suburbs Local Area Commands (LAC) will be one of two officers to be presented the Award – named in honour of the late Deputy Commissioner – Field Operations Bev Lawson, who died in 1998.

The Constables Education Program Medallion, for the most outstanding result achieved by a graduate from the Associate Degree in Policing Practice, will be presented to Constable Adam Kirwan, now working in the Lake Macquarie LAC.

Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Wright will deliver the Occasional Address to the graduates and approximately 280 guests in the Goulburn Multi-Function Complex.  CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann is also due to attend the ceremony.

The ceremony's MC and the new Head of the CSU School of Policing Studies, Associate Professor Ken Probert said, "I would like to congratulate all those on their success and acknowledge the commitment the graduates have all made throughout their studies.

"The ceremony is an opportunity to formally recognise their achievements. I wish each of them every success in the future with their careers as police officers with the New South Wales Police Force".


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Media contact: Ms Fiona Halloran and Ms Emily Malone, (02) 6933 2207

Media Note:

The CSU graduation ceremony will be held from 10.30am on Wednesday 4 May in the Goulburn Multi-Function Complex, 47 Braidwood Road, Goulburn.

Approximately 600 graduates of the CSU School of Policing Studies are eligible to receive their awards and almost 80 are expected to attend the ceremony.

The CSU School of Policing Studies is located with the NSW Police Force Academy in Goulburn.

Further information is available from CSU Media.