1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Oct 2004  
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Inaugural Early Career Awards 2004 (Policing): Winner

The Early Career Awards WA 2004 is hosted by Edith Cowan University’s Institute for the Service Professions in conjunction with WA’s leading professional associations and employers to recognise early career professional excellence.

A range of service professions, including policing, nursing, teaching, advertising and public relations participated in the Awards.

The 2004 Awards winners included Graham Harnwell who is the Manager of the Corporate Performance and Reporting Unit within the Western Australian Police Service (WAPS). Graham is also the Deputy Chair of the ABS Social Statistics Consultative Group and a member of the Statistical Policy Committee.

Graham has developed a range of significant internal and external working relationships that contribute to the performance analysis and decision making processes. In particular, he was instrumental in identifying a range of corporate risks from the changeover of information systems, and worked with the project managers to find solutions.

Bob Pearse was the ABS Outposted Officer with the WAPS from October 2001 until his retirement in July 2004.

Bob assisted Graham with the development of a number of surveys, including a community perception survey package. This package enables police to conduct their own surveys at district level on community perceptions toward police services, neighbourhood safety and driving behaviours. These surveys are important for internal planning and management, at both corporate and local level.

The ABS Congratulates Graham on his well deserved Award and Bob for his successful career including his valuable collaboration with the WAPS.