A long list of police officers – both serving and retired – were honoured at the Mudgee Local Area Command Awards Ceremony on Tuesday.
In his welcome to guests Mudgee Local Area Commander, Superintendent Anthony Joice, said “today is an opportunity to pause, reflect and acknowledge the great work that’s being done in this command”.
“The list today is a large one, around 50 recipients, and it covers retired officers, long serving police officers, and newly joined officers,” he said.
“As well as recognising acts in the course of our duties that are worth acknowledging in a formal environment.”
He also acknowledged the families and friends of police who provide valuable support.
“And last but not least, to family, friends and supporters of our police both current and retired, without you policing doesn’t get done,” he said.
“It’s for you that police get up everyday and it’s our family and friends that put us back together everyday and get us ready to face what we call policing.”