An officer who has served the Oxley Police District for over 30 years has been honoured at an official ceremony.
Senior Constable Kenneth Anderson OAM APM of the Wee Waa Police Station was given a traditional march-off in a fitting mark of respect for his 37 years of service to the NSW Police Force.
The retiring officer was paraded in front of colleagues and the District Commander, during which his 37 years of distinguished service and achievements were formally acknowledged.
These include the Order of Australia and Australian Police Medals in 2013, and his ANZAC of the Year award in 2003.
Officer in charge of the Narrabri sector Inspector Robert Dunn said Snr Cst Anderson has had a profound impact on the community.
"Being a police officer is not just about putting on a uniform, it is about being entrenched in the community," Insp Dunn said.
"I think you've provided the model of what all our police should be as far as our community goes.
"Your commitment to us as an organisation has been outstanding, 37 years is a marvellous effort.
"I sincerely thank you."
Snr Cst Anderson commenced his career with the NSW Police Force at the NSW Police Academy in August 1982.
He spent time at Cabramatta and the Liverpool District before transferring to Wee Waa in the Oxley Police District in November 1985.