NEARLY a quarter of the Portland police force has been honoured for longstanding ethical service.
Eight of the station’s nearly 40 police officers recently received National or Victorian Police Service Medals.
The medals are presented to all police officers after 10 years of service and a clasp awarded for every additional five years of service.
The presentation was held in Hamilton last month to award officers from across the district, including Casterton, Dunkeld, Dartmoor, Balmoral, Penshurst and Hamilton.
The most senior member of the unit, Detective Senior Constable Ian Dickinson who’s been stationed in Portland for 27 years was awarded for 40 years of service.
Other clasp recipients were Sergeant Gavin Slade, Sergeant Martin Flannery and Leading Senior Constable Graham Sealey for 20 years service and Detective Sergeant Steve Brown for 35 years.
Read more in Friday’s edition of the Portland Observer.