26 September 2023

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Kylie-Marie England (left) Guy Buckley (top), and Paul Joseph Kameniar.

Three South Australian Police members have been recognised in the Australia Day Honours list this year, receiving an Australian Police Medal for their contribution to policing.

The recipients include Superintendent Guy Buckley, Senior Sergeant Kylie-Marie England and Senior Sergeant First Class Paul Kameniar.

SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said the Australian Police Medal (APM) awarded to the officers recognises distinguished service to members of police services.

“I congratulate Guy, Kylie-Marie and Paul on receiving the APM,” Commissioner Stevens said.

“They have all made a significant contribution to not only South Australian Police but the wider community of this state.”

Details of each of the SA Police honoured this year are:

Superintendent Guy BUCKLEY APM

Superintendent Guy Buckley joined South Australia Police (SAPOL) in 1983, and six years later joined Special Tasks and Rescue (STAR), where he served in various roles for 13 years.

Former Officer in Charge Holden Hill Local Service Area, now serving as Officer in Charge of Northern District, Superintendent Buckley provides guidance, advice, direction and leadership to all frontline staff, especially during organisational reform.

Superintendent Buckley’s vast policing experience and renowned ability to provide strong, effective and positive leadership have delivered positive outcomes for staff and the public. They have been integral to SAPOL achieving safer communities.

Senior Sergeant Kylie-Marie ENGLAND APM

Senior Sergeant Kylie-Marie England joined South Australia Police (SAPOL) in 1993 with her first posting at Port Adelaide.

She gained specialist operational policing experience in Licensing and Gaming Advice Section, Child and Family Investigation Section, Communications Centre and Sexual Assault Unit.

Senior Sergeant England’s extensive experience, achievements and expertise are primarily recognised within SAPOL’s training environment, where she supports frontline police by providing rigorous, developmental training fit for purpose.

She exhibits initiative, exemplary leadership and a sustained commitment to quality training and assessment outcomes, evidenced through the delivery of substantial improvements to the design, development, coordination and management of training across SAPOL.

Senior Sergeant First Class Paul Joseph KAMENIAR APM

Senior Sergeant First Class Paul Kameniar joined South Australia Police (SAPOL) in 1988, initially serving in various operational roles before being promoted to Sergeant in 2001 and Senior Sergeant in 2003.

As Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, he has been the primary driver of the many programs implemented to enhance the health and wellbeing of SAPOL’s workforce.

He established a range of successful initiatives, including the Fitness Passport; Reconditioning Program; Operation Nutrition Support; My Health, My Wellbeing website; physical and mental health resilience training; and a network of Health and Wellbeing Officers.

These have proven popular and instrumental in improving the overall health and wellbeing of SAPOL employees.

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