The Rotary Club of Warrnambool East Inc. presented the inaugural Dr John Birrell award to recipient Senior Constable Jo Wastell of Warrnambool Highway Patrol.

Nominations for the award were given for South West (WD2) members of the Police Force who display excellence in all aspects of Road Policing.

The recipient received a prize of $2000 to be donated to a registered charity of her choice that is aligned with Road Safety. Senior Constable Jo Wastell elected to... donate the $2000 award to Warrnambool SES as a thank you to all the work they do in assisting us with our work at collisions.

The award was named in honour of Dr John Birrell OAM, a former police surgeon for 20 years was a tireless campaigner for road safety and was instrumental in introducing Breath testing of drivers and compulsory wearing of seat belts.

Please join us in congratulating Senior Constable Jo Wastell on this outstanding achievement.