Members statement- Northern Victoria region police
I wish to speak today on a presentation I went to last week up in Shepparton. I had the pleasure of attending with Ms Lovell the Victoria Police eastern region division 3 medal presentation ceremony, which was held at Shepparton Golf Club. A whole range of medals were presented, and I was very impressed by the turnout on the day. It was a celebration of the commitment of the people who have chosen to join the police force and who have chosen as their career to serve the public and keep the community safe.
It was very pleasing to be there to listen to some of the stories and anecdotes about the ways in which the police serve the community. Sometimes police get a bad rap — you do not want to get a parking ticket, a speeding ticket or something like that — but when something goes really wrong, the police are the people who are there to protect us. When they walk through your door or come to assist you, they will provide you with first-class assistance. It was great to see the presentation of medals to police officers who serve the community.