August 4, 2017
Cherbourg Police Officer-in-Charge Sergeant Scott Prendergast was presented with a special Meritorious Service medal at the recent Queensland Police awards ceremony held at the Kingaroy RSL.
The Meritorious Service medal recognises dedication to duty and exemplary work in the community.
Sgt Prendergast, who recently served a stint as Acting Officer-in-Charge at Kingaroy Police Station, was presented with his medal by Assistant Police Commissioner Tony Wright.
A number of service medals were presented to local police officers at the Dalby Burnett Patrol Group ceremony.
The Dalby Patrol Group covers all South Burnett police stations and extends west to Meandarra and south to Millmerran.
National Police Service Medal (15 years)
National Medal (15 years)
National Medal (2nd Clasp – 35 years)
National Medal (1st Clasp – 25 years)
Queensland Police Service Medal (10 years)
Queensland Police Service Medal (4th Clasp – 30 years)
Queensland Police Service Medal (3rd Clasp – 25 years)
Queensland Police Service Medal (2nd Clasp – 20 years)
Queensland Police Service Medal (1st Clasp – 15 years)
Special Award – Queensland Police Meritorious Service Medal
Three types of service medals were awarded:
The National Medal recognises 15 years of diligent service by members of the various Australian police forces, as well as members of the ambulance and fire services.
The National Police Service Medal was established in 2010. It represents a police officer’s past and future commitment to give ethical and diligent service. A minimum of 15 years service is required to qualify.
The Queensland Police Service Medal recognises 10 years of diligent and ethical service and is not granted as a right by virtue of long service. A clasp may be awarded upon completion of every five years of qualifying service.