Local police awarded

Maryborough police Senior Constable Luke Jones, Sergeant Ian Randall, Detective Senior Constable Bianca Cola, Senior Constable Stephen Thomas, Leading Senior Constable Natalie Passalick and Senior Constable Peter Goldsmith were all awarded for their service to both Victoria Police and the community earlier this week.

A handful of Maryborough’s finest police officers have received recognition for their service to Victoria Police and the community this week.

Six members from the Maryborough Police Station were among 60 from across the region to attend an awards ceremony in Bendigo with their families on Wednesday.

Maryborough Police Leading Senior Constable Natalie Passalick received a 15 year clasp to the Victoria Police Service Medal and the National Medal for 15 years of diligent service.

Senior Constables Peter Goldsmith, Luke Jones and Stephen Thomas all received commendations for their 10 years of service, each receiving the Victoria Police Service Medal, as well as Sergeant Ian Randall for his 10 years.

Detective Senior Constable Bianca Cola received a Divisional Commendation for her involvement in the Campaspe Crime Taskforce, which targeted and reduced volume crime, such as burglaries and thefts, in the Campaspe region.

“We were able to identify that there was a large amount of volume crime in the Campaspe region, which covers the Echuca area, so divisional management put together a team of detectives or people training to be detectives which included myself at the time to target that,” Det Sen Con Cola said.

For more on this story see Page 3 of The Advertiser, Friday, October 18


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