11 Oct 2007

A Nauruan police woman has won a top award for leadership

2:43 pm on 11 October 2007

Nauru policewoman Kalinda Blake has won a Pacific policing award for her leadership and development achievements.

She's current an acting Superintendent, and performs a dual role as head of Operations and Operations Support, and officer in charge of Training and Development.

Elma MaUa reports

"Ms Blake a mother to a young family becomes the first female to win the award in its three year history. Her skills and achievements have led to rapid promotion in a predominantly male service on Nauru. Ms Blake has also delivered and facilitated training sessions to other police colleagues in six countries in the Pacific region. She joined the police force in 2002, and was the first for both male and female police to pass certificates and diplomas in workplace training. The award was presented and accepted on Ms Blake's behalf at the Pacific Islands Chief of Police conference in Wellington by Nauru's Commissioner Robert Lehmann."