This year, two Mulgoa electorate locals are being celebrated for over 50 years of service as Justices of the Peace.

Justices of the Peace (JPs) are volunteers appointed by the Governor of New South Wales and they provide an invaluable service to their local community.

JP’s witness important documents, certify copies of original documents such as a birth certificate or driver’s license and come from all sections of the community to help others.

Today, Ted Tokarcsyk and Malcolm Chapple have been recognised for their more than half a century of service to their local community providing support for those in need.

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies said that JPs are a vital part of any community and is especially thankful for both Ted and Malcolm’s service over a significant period of time.

“I want to thank both Ted and Malcolm for their incredible service to the community. This milestone is terrific achievement, and I am so very pleased to have the opportunity to recognise Ted and Malcolm for their support and service to the local community,” Mrs Davies said.

“There are a variety of obligations that JPs must adhere to by law and functions that they must carry out so it’s not a particularly easy role but a necessary and vital role. I want to express my deep gratitude to all JPs across NSW and especially Ted and Malcolm for their incredible tenure of service.”

To learn more about becoming a JP and the roles of JPs you can visit https://www.jp.nsw.gov.au/