Former Fairfied police officer Detective Chief Inspector Jason Dickinson has made the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2019.
Detective Chief Inspector Dickinson, who is the coordinator of the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad, was recgnised for his dedication and service with a Australian Police Medal. He started as a constable at Fairfield in 1993.
He performed general duties until 1997 when he commenced his career in criminal investigation.
In 2005, he led Strike Force Borang, the investigation into the attempted murder of Lauren Huxley for which he received a Commander's Commendation. In 2009, Detective Chief Inspector Dickinson was promoted to the rank of Inspector at the Fraud and Cybercrime Squad, before transferring to his current position at the Homicide Squad in 2012.
Since 2012, he has been the Director of the Homicide Course as well as delivering training for experienced investigators on the Senior Detectives Course. He has continually improved the quality of homicide investigations in NSW to ensure the highest level of service to victims and their families, as well as the community.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said the eight Australian Police Medal recipients should feel "honoured" to be recognised in such a "significant" way.
"Their expertise across the organisation is invaluable," he said.