Senior Constable Nigel Allsopp was this year’s winner of the ANZAC of the Year Award. The award is to honour those who have given service to their fellow Australians and the community in a positive, selfless and compassionate manner. Senior Constable Allsop has received this award in recognition of his work as the founder and director of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation.
Senior Constable Allsop works within the Dog Squad, and has a history of operating and training numerous specialist detection dogs for various Federal and State government departments. However, he started his career as a Military Working Dog Handler in the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
The ANZAC of the Year Award was presented to Senior Constable Allsopp on ANZAC Day, where he then led the ANZAC Day parade, in Cleveland, with the Returned Services League Vice President Ian Grey. Accompanying them in the parade were fellow QPS members from the Dog Squad and the Mounted Unit.