Brevet Sergeant Fred Keal

SA Police Officer of the Year 2018 Brevet Sergeant Fred Keal

Brevet Sergeant Keal joined the SA Police in 2008 as a recruit from the UK.

In 2009 he was posted to Mount Barker Prosecution Section and has become a highly regarded prosecutor by solicitors, victims and offenders for his understanding and attention to detail…..he won his first 15 trials.

Brevet Sergeant Keal found purpose in his adopted home of Macclesfield, serving in Lions and as 2nd Lieutenant and trainer in the local CFS brigade.

Between 2012 and 2017, he devised and led the planning of several ‘Gravfest’ events, wherein sophisticated billy-carts raced down Macclesfield’s steepest hill to benefit various charities, including Novita and the Williams Syndrome Association.

Brevet Sergeant Keal has led the Lions Club of Battunga Country (comprising the townships and districts of Echunga, Meadows, Macclesfield and Prospect Hill) since 2014. As well as the year round community activities, each November and December he dons the jolly red suit, and Santa Claus visits the major townships in the District, complete with a trailer-mounted sleigh drawn by kangaroos.

In 2017, he masterminded the Macclesfield Bike Show, which drew some 1,500 attendees to the Macclesfield Oval, and raised $10,000 for the Lions Club to donate to various worthy causes.