Community Constable Jemal Mussa presented with Governor’s Multicultural Award
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(adelaidenow)—COMMUNITY Constable Jemal Mussa took a sworn oath to protect and serve the community when he joined South Australia’s police force — but it’s his incredible dedication to others when he’s not in blue that’s made the biggest impact.
Last month, the 25 year old was presented with the Governor’s Multicultural Award during a ceremony at Government House.
In front of family and Assistant Commissioner Peter Harvey, Constable Mussa was recognised for his volunteer work with African communities in Adelaide and overseas.
Based in the Elizabeth Local Service Area, Constable Mussa said he enjoyed using his spare time to mentor youths in the community.
He also ventured home to Ethiopia to donate soccer boots and equipment to children in need.
“I feel pretty amazing (after winning the award),” Constable Mussa said.
“I feel good after all the hard work and all the support I get from my workmates who help me get through. It’s the best thing that I’ve ever done in my life.
“I’ve been in that position and someone helped me when I was there.
“It was my time, I have everything here in Australia, I’ve got a good job and everything I’ve ever wanted.
“So I’ve got to have that responsibility now, I have to remember where I came from and the young people left there.”
Constable Mussa said he was looking forward to helping more disadvantaged youth in the future and that he planned to go “bigger and better” in his quest to help others.In November, Constable Mussa and two other African officers graduated from the Community Constable Development Program at the police academy.
He is also a Pride of Australia medallist.