Nine Harbour Police serving the Ports of Teesport and Hartlepool have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
The commemorative medal, created to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession to the throne of HM the Queen, was presented to the Harbour Police by PD Ports’ Chief Executive Officer, David Robinson, in July.
The Harbour Police presented with the award included: PD Ports’ security manager, Denis Murphy, Sergeants Jim Bone, Paul Grainge and Mark Hardy, and Constables Mick Robinson, Dave Scott, Tom Taylor, Stuart Bradley, Kath Sykes, Sharon Lewis and Tony Parkes.
During the presentation ceremony, which took place at PD Ports’ Middlesbrough based headquarters, Mr Robinson expressed his appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the Harbour Police.
He said: “Our Harbour Police Force plays a vital role in making sure the port environment and all our personnel and visitors are as safe and secure as possible. I am delighted to present the team with the Diamond Jubilee medal to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen.”
All Harbour Police officers in paid service on 6 February 2012, who had completed five full calendar years' service, and were properly attested on or prior to 7 February 2007 were eligible to receive the HM Diamond Jubilee Medal.