OFFICERS of all ranks have been commended and thanked for their long service and dedication to West Yorkshire Police.
A total of 25 officers, from police constables to chief inspectors from across the county, were presented with long service and good conduct awards at the force training school at Bishopgarth in Wakefield.
The Vice-Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Dr Ingrid Roscoe, presented the awards with West Yorkshire Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn.
The chairman and vice-chairman of the West Yorkshire Police Authority, Clr Mark Burns-Williamson and Clr Clive Richardson, several divisional commanders and representatives of the Association of Chief Police Officers, watched the ceremony, along with West Yorkshire police officers.
Among those who received long service and good conduct awards were PC Joanne Kelley, of Calderdale, Det Chief Insp Colin Prime, of Huddersfield, and PC Peter Warwick, of Huddersfield.
To qualify for the awards, officers must have served 22 years with good conduct and character.
They are all nominated by the Chief Constable.