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PHOTOS: Wimmera police honoured for commitment

Spt Paul Margetts and SC Ben Van Maanen recieve 35 year service awards from Assistant Commissioner Tess Walsh.

RECOGNITION: Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Tess Walsh presents Western Region Division Four Superintendent Paul Margetts, left, and Leading Senior Constable Ben Van Maanen with 35-year service awards. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER


Victoria Police officers from Western Region Division Four have won recognition for their service to the community.
The division covers from Speed in the north down to Lake Bolac and across to Apsley and St Arnaud.
Division Superintendent Paul Margetts and Leading Senior Constable Ben Van Maanen collected awards marking 35 years of service.
Mr Margetts and Assistant Commissioner Tess Walsh presented eight officers – Senior Constables Neil Bradford, Paul Fitzell, Kellie Harris, Karyleen Hateley and Kerrsandra Myers, Sergeants Jason Grant and Sandra Marriner and Detective Senior Constable Kendall Seater – with a 10-year Victoria Police Service Medal.
The medal is presented to both sworn and unsworn members in recognition of ethical and diligent service.
The Victoria Police Service Medal clasp is awarded to personnel after a further five-year period.
Leading Senior Constable Graham Blair received a 35-year clasp and Leading Senior Constable Phil Shiells and Sergeant Russell Brown 25-year clasps, while Leading Senior Constable Cal Myers and Sergeants Matt Cashman and Darren Sadler collected 15-year clasps.
Leading Senior Constable Wendy Wheaton was the recipient of a National Police Service Medal for 20-plus years with the force.
To be eligible, employees must have completed at least 15 years of service as a police officer.
Two officers, Sergeants Cashman and Sadler, won the National Medal, which is awarded on behalf of the Governor General of Australia.
The National Medal is awarded to all members of Australian emergency services to show 15 years of service and good conduct throughout that service.
A National Medal clasp is awarded to members after a further 10 years.
Sergeant Brown and Leading Senior Constables Blair and Anthony Passalick were presented with clasps.
Senior Constable Jamie Bennett received a G20 citation for his successful security service during G20 events in Queensland in 2014.
Several officers collected divisional commendations in recognition of exceptional performance.
The commendations are for ‘display of outstanding resilience, leadership, team work, determination, decisive decision-making skills and calmness under pressure’ during specific ‘trying’ events.
Commendations were presented to Constable Troy Curran and Leading Senior Constable Travis Kerr; Sergeant Jason Grant and Russell Brown, Leading Senior Constable Ian McLean and Senior Constable Gjalt Erkelens, who received two commendations; and Senior Constables Paul Fitzell, Jamie Bennett, Kellie Harris and Sam McCaskill.
Senior Constable Harris, Bradley Hair and Wimmera Crime Scene Services were given certificates of appreciation.
Representatives of local councils and community and government organisations attended the award ceremony at Horsham Civic Centre.
Certificates of Appreciation Senior constable Kellie HARRIS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Certificates of Appreciation Senior constable Kellie HARRIS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Certificates of Appreciation Wimmera Crime Scene Services – accepted by Sergeant Matt CASHMAN with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Certificates of Appreciation Wimmera Crime Scene Services – accepted by Sergeant Matt CASHMAN with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Certificates of Appreciation Mr Bradley HAIR with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Certificates of Appreciation Mr Bradley HAIR with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Paul FITZELL, Senior Constable Jamie BENNETT, Senior Constable Kellie HARRIS & Senior Constable Sam McCASKILL with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Paul FITZELL, Senior Constable Jamie BENNETT, Senior Constable Kellie HARRIS & Senior Constable Sam McCASKILL with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Kellie HARRIS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Kellie HARRIS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Sam McCASKILL with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Sam McCASKILL with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Jamie BENNETT with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Jamie BENNETT with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Gjalt ERKELENS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Gjalt ERKELENS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Paul FITZELL, with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Paul FITZELL, with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Sergeant Russell BROWN, Leading Senior Constable Ian MCLEAN & Senior Constable Gjalt ERKELENS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Sergeant Russell BROWN, Leading Senior Constable Ian MCLEAN & Senior Constable Gjalt ERKELENS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Leading Senior Constable Ian MCLEAN  with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Leading Senior Constable Ian MCLEAN with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Sergeant Russell BROWN,  with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Sergeant Russell BROWN, with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Gjalt ERKELENS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Senior Constable Gjalt ERKELENS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Sergeant Jason GRANT with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Sergeant Jason GRANT with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendations Constable Troy CURRAN & Leading Senior Constable Travis KERR with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendations Constable Troy CURRAN & Leading Senior Constable Travis KERR with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation  Constable Troy CURRAN  with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Constable Troy CURRAN with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Leading Senior Constable Travis KERR with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Divisional Commendation Leading Senior Constable Travis KERR with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

35yrs Service Award Leading Senior Constable Ben VAN MANNEN with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

35yrs Service Award Leading Senior Constable Ben VAN MANNEN with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

G20 Citation, Senior Constable Jamie BENNETT with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

G20 Citation, Senior Constable Jamie BENNETT with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

35yrs Service Award  Superintendent Paul MARGETTS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

35yrs Service Award Superintendent Paul MARGETTS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Medal 1st & 2nd Clasp, Leading Senior Constable Graham BLAIR with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Medal 1st & 2nd Clasp, Leading Senior Constable Graham BLAIR with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Medal 1st & 2nd Clasp Sergeant Russell BROWN (& Victoria Police Service Medal Clasp 25yrs) with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Medal 1st & 2nd Clasp Sergeant Russell BROWN (& Victoria Police Service Medal Clasp 25yrs) with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Medal 1st & 2nd Clasp, Leading Senior Constable Anthony PASSALICK with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Medal 1st & 2nd Clasp, Leading Senior Constable Anthony PASSALICK with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Medal, Sergeant Darren SADLER (& Victoria Police Service Medal, Clasp 15yrs) with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Medal, Sergeant Darren SADLER (& Victoria Police Service Medal, Clasp 15yrs) with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal Clasp Leading Senior Constable Phil SHIELLS (25yrs & National Medal 1st Clasp) with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal Clasp Leading Senior Constable Phil SHIELLS (25yrs & National Medal 1st Clasp) with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Medal, Sergeant Matt CASHMAN (& Victoria Police Service Medal, Clasp 15yrs) with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Medal, Sergeant Matt CASHMAN (& Victoria Police Service Medal, Clasp 15yrs) with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal Clasp Leading Senior Constable Cal MYERS (15yrs) with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal Clasp Leading Senior Constable Cal MYERS (15yrs) with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Detective Senior Constable Kendall SEATER with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Detective Senior Constable Kendall SEATER with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Police Service Medal – 20yrs Leading Senior Constable Wendy WHEATON with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

National Police Service Medal – 20yrs Leading Senior Constable Wendy WHEATON with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Senior Constable Kerrsandra MYERS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Senior Constable Kerrsandra MYERS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Senior Constable Kellie HARRIS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Senior Constable Kellie HARRIS with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Sergeant Sandra MARRINER with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Sergeant Sandra MARRINER with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Sergeant Jason GRANT with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Sergeant Jason GRANT with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Senior Constable Paul FITZELL with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Senior Constable Paul FITZELL with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Senior Constable Neil BRADFORD with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

Victoria Police Service Medal – 10yrs, Senior Constable Neil BRADFORD with Assistant Commissioner Tess WALSH.

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