Long-serving police honoured at Norwich ceremony

Police officers with 20 years service received awards at a special ceremony last week.

Norfolk Constabulary held a combined Long Service and Commendation Awards Ceremony on Wednesday at the Great Hospital Halls, near the law courts in Norwich.

A total of 29 officers were honoured for their contribution and bravery.

The event was hosted by chief constable Phil Gormley and the medals and certificates were presented by Group Captain Rochelle, Station Commander RAF Marham.

To qualify for the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Police officers must have served 20 years, while special constabulary officers are honoured for 9 years 'willing and competent' voluntary service.

Chief constable Phil Gormley said: 'This is a welcome opportunity to recognise the dedication shown by Norfolk's police officers and police staff over the years, and to thank them for all their commitment and hard work. We are also very grateful for the ongoing support of their family and friends. It was a great pleasure to have them attend this special occasion as well.'