Sharynne Lee GRANT  APM

South Australia Police Force

” South Australia’s Longest Serving female Police Officer dies “

Regd. #   ?

Rank:  Constable ( does not appear as though she progressed, Rank wise, past Constable in 41 years.  In 2015 she was described as a ” Career Constable ” )

Stations?, Adelaide CIB, Victims of Crime Support Officer from 2004

ServiceFrom  ? ? 1975  to  11 October 2016 = 41 years Service

Awards:  Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – granted 26 January 2016

Born:  20 January 1950

Died on:  Tuesday 11 October 2016

Age:  66

Cause?

Funeral date:  Friday 21 October 2016 @ 1.30pm

Funeral location:  Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, Adelaide

Buried at?

 Memorial at?

Constable Sharynne Grant with her Australian Police Medal.

Constable Sharynne Grant with her Australian Police Medal.


SHARYNNE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
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Service: 21 October – 1:30pm
Location: Adelaide Town Hall – 128 King William Street, Adelaide

Family and Friends of Sharynne are invited to attend her Funeral Service, which will be conducted on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 1.30pm entirely in the Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide.

In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of Sharynne may be posted to SCOSA (Spastic Centres of SA), PO Box 49, Woodville SA 5011 or beyondblue, PO Box 6100, Hawthorn West, Vic. 3122. Envelopes will be available at the service


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“A lovely lady, now gone forever”
– Peter Maher 19th Oct 2016 – 05:57:03 PM

“Sharynne, I am very sorry to hear of your passing. You put in many years of service to SAPOL and your dedication to the force will certainly be sadly missed by all. My thoughts are with you, your immediate family and to your collegues in SA Police. Your legacy will live on forever. May you now rest in peace Sharynne. Forever in our hearts, from one of your cousins Kevin Marsland, SA Ambulance Service”
– Kevin Marsland 18th Oct 2016 – 10:15:03 PM

“There are special people in our lives, who never leave us…. Even after they are gone”
– Carol Homewood 18th Oct 2016 – 09:25:50 AM

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The Journal for Women and Policing  Issue # 38   2016

Officer granted prestigious honour
Mathew Rodda
South Australia Police
Constable Sharynne Grant’s 40 years of distinguished service with South Australia Police (SAPOL) has been recognised in the 2016 Australia Day awards with an Australian Police Medal (APM).
Constable Sharynne Grant with Commissioner Grant Stevens at Government House.

Constable Sharynne Grant with Commissioner Grant Stevens at Government House.

Constable Grant joined SAPOL in 1975 and worked in a range of operational areas before becoming
a Victim Contact Officer in 1994.
For the past 20 years she has been committed to providing outstanding services to victims of crime and persons affected by trauma. Constable Grant brings to the role a passion for service to victims and an empathy for them that goes beyond mere words of comfort.
She has created special bonds, particularly with vulnerable victims, and made herself available, at work and in her own time, providing practical and emotional support to families and victims of crime.
Constable Grant’s knowledge of procedures, processes, and services to victims and her commitment to assisting has been invaluable to investigators.
“I’m thrilled and honoured to receive the APM,” Constable Grant said.
“I’ve been passionate about assisting victims throughout my whole career, so this is the greatest reward I could ever achieve for my work.
“Many of the victims I have helped over the years have contacted me to share their kind words and excitement about my award recognition, which makes it even more special.”
SAPOL’s longest ever serving female officer, Constable Grant has previously been nominated for the South Australia Police Officer of the Year award and been awarded life membership by Victim Support Services.

http://acwap.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Womens-Police-Issue-38.pdf

Tributes paid to longest-serving female police officer the late Constable Sharynne Grant

Constable Sharynne Grant pictured in 1987. Pic: File

Constable Sharynne Grant pictured in 1987. Pic: File

ACTING Premier John Rau and Police Commissioner Grant Stevens have paid tribute to South Australia’s longest serving female officer after she died in the city on Tuesday night.

Constable Sharynne Grant’s death was not considered suspicious.

Mr Rau described Constable Grant as a “highly-respected and long-serving member of our police force”.

“As South Australia’s longest ever serving female officer, she was a guiding light for many of her colleagues,” he said.

Tributes have been paid to Constable Sharynne Grant. Picture: FileSource:News Limited

Tributes have been paid to Constable Sharynne Grant. Picture: FileSource:News Limited

“Constable Grant excelled in her career, and particularly so in her service as a Victim Contact Officer.

“(Her) passion for her role and empathy has provided tremendous support to victims and their families.

“Our condolences are with (Constable Grant’s) family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.”

Mr Stevens described Constable Grant’s death as “tragic”.

“On behalf of all members of the South Australia Police, I extend our condolences to Sharynne’s family, friends and colleagues,” he said.

“On a personal note, I am deeply saddened by her death.

“It would be inappropriate for me to further discuss the circumstances of this matter, but in keeping with usual practice a report will be prepared for the State Coroner.”

Constable Grant joined SA Police in 1975 and remained in the force until she died.

Her service to the community and support for victims of crime and those affected by trauma was recognised on Australia Day this year when she was awarded an Australian Police Medal.

In November last year, Constable Grant told ABC News it was “very emotional” being the longest serving female officer.

She said it was vital that women have a strong presence in the police force.

“I think it’s very important, they do a wonderful job,” she told the ABC.

“We’ve got a female deputy commissioner, she’s fantastic, through the ranks, and they just do wonderful work, really wonderful work and equal work with the men.

“It’s very emotional for me, being the longest serving and probably the oldest, it’s very emotional.”

Police Association of SA president Mark Carroll also passed on his condolences.

“Sharynne was a deeply respected member of the police community, loved my many and her passing is a terrible tragedy,” he said.

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Snapshots of a century of women in police in South Australia

Policewomen at 100 anniversary march<br /> Posted 1 Dec 2015, 1:47pm<br /> Sharynee Grant (far right) with other officers wearing different South Australian police uniforms from over the years at the march in Adelaide.

Policewomen at 100 anniversary march
Posted 1 Dec 2015, 1:47pm
Sharynee Grant (far right) with other officers wearing different South Australian police uniforms from over the years at the march in Adelaide.

Hundreds of female police officers, past and present, have marched through Adelaide’s CBD to mark 100 years of women in the police force.
South Australia appointed its first female officers as equals with their male counterparts, on December 1, 1915.
At the time, a large percentage of Adelaide’s men were overseas fighting in World War I and calls were made to employ female officers.
South Australia’s longest serving female police officer Constable Sharynne Grant has seen many changes over the years.
Ms Grant has been a police officer for almost 41 years and said she was drawn to the force after meeting “a wonderful female police officer”.
“I joined in 1975, I graduated that year, and I joined because of a wonderful female police officer I’d met in 1961,” Ms Grant said.
“Lots of changes in uniform, and lots of changes in women just doing everything.
“I was the second group of females on patrols, on mixed patrols, and there are a lot more females now, there’s 1,264.”
She said it is vital that there is a strong female presence in the police force.
“I think it’s very important, they do a wonderful job,” she said.
“We’ve got a female deputy commissioner, she’s fantastic, through the ranks, and they just do wonderful work, really wonderful work and equal work with the men.
“It’s very emotional for me, being the longest serving and probably the oldest, it’s very emotional.”
Channel Seven News, Adelaide     Trail Blazer dies     12 October 2016
SA Police News FB page
South Australia Police will recognise a significant milestone in history on Tuesday (1 Dec) with a street parade in Adelaide’s CBD celebrating a century of women in policing.
On December 1, 1915 South Australia Police appointed its first female officers as equals with their male counterparts. They were the first women police officers commissioned in the then British Empire and among the first in the world.
Over the next week, in recognition of 100 years of women in policing, we are publishing some short videos memories from police women past and present.
Today we feature Constable Sharynne Grant (SAPOL 1975-current), who shows how the ‘history’ of SAPOL is still unfolding today. Other snapshots can be seen on the SAPOL Facebook page, or YouTube account.
These women will be among those attending the parade, which will also feature the Band of the South Australia Police, mounted police, present and retired officers, PSOs, ASOs, historic uniforms and vehicles.
Tuesday’s street parade – which starts outside Police Headquarters, 100 Angas Street at 10am – will move around Victoria Square, travel down King William St and end at Government House about 11am.
We hope to see you there!
Above this – messages only refer to the ‘street parade’ of 1 December 2015.
Mark Langford
Mark Langford Sharynne and all SAPOL personnel, thank you for your service

 

Ken Peglar
Ken Peglar Oh why why why. So sad.

 

Chris Trezise
Annelise Hansen
Annelise Hansen Madz Ando could you please show your mum?

 

Lisa Anderson
Lisa Anderson Pretty sure the early female cops held their gun in their purse ?

 

Ruth McAvaney
Ruth McAvaney They (we) did indeed…along with high heels it was one of many challenges…

 

Ska Tim
Ska Tim Think this vid should now be taken down out of respect.

 

Catherine McMahon
Catherine McMahon With respect I feel it should stay

 

Barry Blun
Barry Blun It should definitely stay.

 

Wilson Mum
Wilson Mum She was very proud to be a police woman, she would want this video to stay. ??

 

Sheridan Alm
Karen Althoff
Karen Althoff What a beautiful piece to remember Sharynne by. Thanks Mick Schooley for sharing it xxx

 

Mick Schooley
Mick Schooley For those who know the woman and not just the copper, this I feel is a way of not just recognition of her service to society, but the warm and loving person she will always be

 

Krystal Gray
Kylie Fraser
Kylie Fraser RIP Sharynne Grant. You were an exceptional woman. xx

 

Scott Hodder
Scott Hodder I had the pleasure of meeting her during some unpleasant times..she was lovely…special lady

 

Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith Saddest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. What an amazing woman.

 

Brendan Bowes
Brendan Bowes What an absolute gem of a lady. Had the pleasure of her company a few times. I would have voted this lady for PM.

 

Margaret Jaensch
Hayley Branch
Hayley Branch Congratulations Sharynne!
I enjoyed and feel privileged for the time we worked together. ?
You are an inspiration.

 

Kimberley Capper
Dianne Capper
Dianne Capper That was my uniform too in 1978 and yes it was attractive but not practical, handbag and all. I went on early patrol work with this lady after first graduating. As third person in the car of course as women never worked on their own, always with a male officer.

 

Jacquelynne Willcox
Jacquelynne Willcox Dear Shazzie darling. This is too much. RIP

 

JA Tee
AJ Menz
AJ Menz RIP Shaz your infectious laughter and smile will be sadly missed around the office.

 

Neeta WillyWillshire
Neeta WillyWillshire RIP. Beautiful lady xx

 

Barb Young
Barb Young Fond memories RIP lovey x

 

Phil Main
Phil Main I had the privilege of knowing Sharynne for nearly 40 years. I worked with her closely at Adelaide CIB and marvelled at her skills in dealing with victims. I shared many great moment in court with her and reminiscing over our past policing career. I truly enjoyed this woman’s company. For those who know her real story she will serve as a testament of true endurance and resilience.
I will deeply miss that beaming smile.

 

Kerin Shearing
Tania Giles
Tania Giles Respect! ??

 

Matt Thomson
Stella Thomson
Stella Thomson A lady who was a pioneer in the force. What a beautiful soul.

 

 

Ala Sheldon
Ala Sheldon RIP Sharynne. A truly beautiful lady.

 

Darren Ward
Cathy Sweeney
Cathy Sweeney Very Sad.

 

Bette Grant
Bette Grant We met Sharon on a very recent overseas and quickly became friends. Our condolences to Sharynnes family, colleagues and friends. Wonderful caring lady

 

Marlene P Wood
Marlene P Wood Thankyou for sharing Annie, she truly was one of the best.

 

Jayne Kwiatkowski
Jayne Kwiatkowski Rest in peace – a worthy life – such a caring lady – I remember her when I worked at police many years ago

 

Annie Piert
Annie Piert R.I.P Shazz, the world is a better place, that you did live and a sadder place, that you did leave us ?
As recipients of the Australian Police medal, the awards recognise their distinguished service.
Constable Sharynne Grant Constable Sharynne Grant joined South Australia Police in 1975 and worked in a range of operational areas before becoming a Victim Contact Officer in 2004.
For the past 20 years she has been committed to providing outstanding services to victims of crime and persons affected by trauma. She brings to the role a passion for service to victims and an empathy for them that goes beyond mere words of comfort. She has created special bonds, particularly with vulnerable
victims, and made herself available, at work and in her own time, providing practical and emotional support to families and victims of crime.
Constable Grant’s knowledge of procedures, processes, and services to victims and her commitment to assisting has been invaluable to investigators.
In 2009 Constable Grant was nominated for the South Australia Police Officer of the Year award. She has also been awarded life membership by Victim Support Services and was recently recognised as SAPOL’s longest ever serving female officer.
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