The Plodcast Season 2 Episode 3: Carmel Arthur OAM.

The Plodcast Season 2 Episode 3 is live!
Episode 3: Carmel Arthur OAM.
*Content Warning* discussions of death of police members.
“You never forget the day your loved one graduates from the Academy.” These are the words Carmel Arthur OAM spoke on National Police Remembrance Day in 2022; a solemn ritual of remembrance for police members, their families, colleagues and friends.
Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller, Carmel’s late husband, were ambushed and fatally shot during a 1998 stake-out at a potential robbery target in suburban Moorabbin. What came after this was a period of transformation and rebuilding for Carmel that can only be attributed to the very resilience of the human spirit; the ability to live again after loss.
Prior to joining the Post Sentence Authority, in 2018 Carmel had a distinguished career holding key roles in both the public and private sectors. She is vastly experienced in the criminal justice system, knowledge she has gained over the past 20 years working with the courts, Corrections Victoria and Victoria Police. In 2015 Carmel was awarded “The most outstanding female administrator/practitioner” at the Australasian Council for Women and Policing Excellence Awards, and in In 2021, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in recognition of her service to the law.
As a victim of crime, Carmel brings personal and insightful perspectives to the operation of the criminal justice system through her lived experience. She has worked extensively with many victims of crime to advocate for more inclusive and engaging treatment of victims and their families.
She is a firm believer in the giving of unwavering support to those whose suffering was acquired on the job – that “no one can be left behind”,
and that in our remembrance, “our memory of the person, the life, the professional and the legacy they leave behind – will never die.”
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