The close relationship between HMAS Stirling and the local constabulary was formally recognised recently when Rockingham Police Command was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Stirling Executive Officer Commander Larry Menon.
In particular, Rockingham Police were recognised for their support in recent base security lockdown exercises, and the continual support they provide to Stirling Command.
“Over the past 12 months Rockingham Police have assisted in joint operations in relation to driver compliance checks, tactical training and security exercises,” Commander Menon said.
“As first responders to Fleet Base West, Rockingham Police have shown an extremely high level of professionalism and diligence.”
Commander Menon said the close working relationship that exists between the local police authority and Stirling’s Naval Police Coxswains has led to Navy developing more effective procedures and responses to a range of security threats.
“Rockingham Police’s expertise and active partnering has contributed substantially to the security of strategic Australian Defence Force assets and the safety of personnel on Garden Island,” he said.
The Certificate of Appreciation was presented by Commander Menon to Officer in Charge of the Rockingham Police Station, Senior Sergeant Brett Reyne.