Police service rewarded

September 15, 2017

Victoria Police Assistant commissioner eastern region Rick Nugent and Goulburn Valley Superintendent Matthew Ryan at the medal presentation ceremony this week.

Almost 100 police were called to Shepparton Golf Club this week but thankfully they were all off duty.

A Victoria Police medal ceremony was held at the club to recognise diligent and ethical service by members across the local division.

‘‘The Assistant Commissioner (Rick Nugent) presented about 80 different officers with various national and Victorian medals,’’ Shepparton Superintendent Matthew Ryan said.

‘‘These awards were not just about doing a good job ... but doing it consistently over a long period of time.’’

Among those officers to be recognised for their service included Shepparton police sergeants Natalie Jubb and Tim Metcalfe.

‘‘(They) had been part of planning a security overlay of the G20 group of leaders conference in the Gold Coast in 2014,’’ Supt Ryan said.

Supt Ryan said he felt proud and privileged to present awards to so many fine young police officers.

‘‘One of the key things that motivate people to do their work and do it well is to be rewarded,’’ he said.

‘‘Sometimes those rewards are explicit like your pay, but sometimes they’re implicit, like a pat on the back.

‘‘But these awards aren’t about specific incidents ... the common word for the event was diligence, meaning hardworking, industrious and continuously applying yourself.’’

Those who attended the event included City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Dinny Adem, Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson and Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee chair Bobby Nicholls.\

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