Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Haley Ryan, Area Commander Inspector Scott Miller, Sergeant Kevin Basher and Constable Mark Brown. PHOTO/SUPPLIED


Four Wairarapa police officers with more than 100 years of service collectively were on Thursday recognised for their achievements at the Wellington District Awards Ceremony in Lower Hutt.

Wairarapa Area Commander Inspector Scott Miller has achieved 35 years of service, with Sergeant Kevin Basher clocking up 28 years of service. Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Haley Ryan and Constable Mark Brown were each recognised for 21 years of service.

Each were awarded with their Long Service and Good Conduct Clasps during the honours.

The awards ceremony included the presentation of more than 50 long service and good conduct medals, as well as district commander’s commendations to staff from across the wider Wellington region.

Police executives in attendance included Assistant Commissioner Bill Searle, Acting Assistant Commissioner Sam Hoyle, Deputy Chief Executive Kaye Ryan and the Acting District Commander for Wellington Inspector Chris Bensemann.

The ceremony was also attended by South Wairarapa Mayor Viv Napier, along with her Masterton counterpart Lyn Patterson, and Carterton mayor John Booth.