The Prince of Wales with members of the New Zealand Police who received awards today

The Prince of Wales presented long service and good conduct awards to members of the No.25 Prince of Wales Cadet Wing at Clarence House today. 

These serving members of the New Zealand Police have been at the forefront of policing for the past 35 years, working as frontline officers as well as delivering special operations, prosecutions and intelligence. 

His Royal Highness first met the award recipients in 1981 when he opened the New Zealand Police College in Porirua. The cadets, who were in training at the College, have since been based all over New Zealand in active policing roles. 58 members of the wing graduated in that same year and 17 are still serving in the New Zealand Police. 

During today’s reception, The Prince presented awards to 11 members of the wing who had travelled to Clarence House for the ceremony before meeting guests at a reception.