COOMA police officers have been recognised for their work in the community, receiving honours at the 2014 Monaro Local Area Command (LAC) Awards Ceremony earlier this week.
Seven awards were presented to five Cooma officers on Tuesday, July 22 at a ceremony in Queanbeyan. Inspector Neil Grey of Cooma and Queanbeyan stations was awarded the National Police Service Medal, Clasp to the National Medal and Clasp to the Police Medal.
The National Police Service Medal is one of the highest honours bestowed upon an officer, it represents an officer's past and future commitment to give ethical and diligent service to the community.
Senior Constables Lisa Walsh and Stephen James from Cooma Police Station were presented with the NSW Police Medal by Member for Monaro John Barilaro.
A Clasp to the Police Medal was presented to Jacki Pritchard of Cooma station and a Certificate of Service to Michelle Stephens.
Mr Barilaro said the awards were an opportunity for the community to recognise the good work being done on a daily basis by officers throughout the Monaro LAC.
"It was a privilege for me to present a number of the awards as part of today's ceremony and to formally acknowledge officers devotion to duty and commitment to maintaining law and order," Mr Barilaro said.
"Officers nominated for the awards have demonstrated exceptional professionalism to earn the nominations by their peers.
"Today [Tuesday, July 22] was a special opportunity for the police from the Monaro LAC to pay tribute to their colleagues."
Jindabyne officers were also recognised for their service to the community, especially during the busy winter period.
Senior Constable Tony Edwards was awarded a National Police Service Medal.