RAIN, hail or shine it's a policeman's duty to serve the community.
This is what police sign up for, says Fairfield local area command's Superintendent Peter Lennon.
But one simple word can make a world of difference.
"It is received gratefully when someone says 'thanks'," he said.
"If the community see good work, outstanding community spirit or dedication it is good to recognise [it].
"This is a risky and tough occupation and it is very rewarding to be thanked for your work.
"Fairfield police are always here. We ensure we are part of the community, we listen, we react to what we are told and we advise if we are asked.
"We have staff here who have worked [in] the Fairfield area for 25 years and have the concerns of the community in their hearts."
Cabramatta Rotary Club is seeking that recognition for officers.
The club is asking for Fairfield and Cabramatta officers to be nominated for its annual police officer of the year awards on June 17.
Two awards will be presented: public officer and peer officer of the year.