Region’s top cop gets recognition

Hard work celebrated: Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields Commander Wayne Benson received an Australian Police Medal. Picture: Simon Bennett
Hard work celebrated: Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields Commander Wayne Benson received an Australian Police Medal. Picture: Simon Bennett

Campbelltown’s highest-ranking police officer was awarded a prestigious honour on Australia Day.

Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields Commander Superintendent Wayne Benson received the Australian Police Medal on January 26 for his work with the NSW Police Force.

Superintendent Benson joined the force in 1987, first stationed at Newtown.

He became a detective in 1994 after serving in the Plantation Unit, Undercover Unit and Support Unit of the Drug Enforcement Agency.

He achieved the rank of Inspector in 1999 at the Monaro command.

He became Superintendent at Goulburn five years later where he was appointed Commander of the State Protection Group.

He was named Commander at Campbelltown in 2013, where he has remained since.

Superintendent Benson will add the APM to his National Police Service Medal, National Medal, NSW Police Medal and Commissioner’s Unit Citation.

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