More than two decades of service to the NSW Police Force were celebrated at the march out formalities held for Senior Constable Ajarna Imrie at Narrabri Police Station last week.

Local officers were joined by visiting officials from Tamworth for an afternoon tea, presentation and a guard-of-honour.

Sen Con Imrie was sworn into the force in December 2000 and spent her 23 years of service in regional NSW, initially on general duties at Orana Local Area Command in Dubbo.

After five years based at Dubbo Police Station, Sen Con Imrie served on general duties at Moree Police Station and then as education and development officer in the Barwon Local Area Command for 12 years.

Sen Con Imrie served as a licensing officer for Oxley Police District, based at Narrabri Police Station for six years.

During her time in the force, she enjoyed distinguished service and was awarded a Commander’s Commendation in 2005, Sesquicentenary Citation in 2013, NSW Police Medal for Ethical and Diligent Service in 2014, National Police Medal for Ethical and Diligent Service in 2017, First Clasp for the NSW Police Medal in 2017, COP Emergency Commendation in 2022 and Second Clasp for the NSW Police Medal in 2022.

During last week’s formalities, Sen Con Imrie was presented with an official letter of thanks by Narrabri Shire mayor Darrell Tiemens. Cr Tiemens praised Sen Con Imrie’s hard work and diligence.

Oxley Police District Commander, Superintendent Bruce Grassick praised the important role family plays for those in the force, acknowledging the presence of Sen Con Imrie’s family who attended the special occasion.

“Our families are by our side every day,” Supt Grassick said.

Policing has been very much part of family life for Sen Con Imrie and her husband Chief Inspector Robert Dunn.

Supt Grassick praised Sen Con Imrie for forging her own path in the force.

“You can pick a good scout straight away,” he said.

Supt Grassick particularly praised her work in the licensing space and acknowledged that almost 24 years was a considerable portion of someone’s life.

“You have been a package deal for a long time,” Supt Grasick said to Sen Con Imrie and Chief Insp Dunn.

Senior Narrabri officers Alana Straney and Sean Anderson then presented a framed collage to Sen Con Imrie.

Club Narrabri chief executive officer Paul Gordon, a licensee for 35 years, said he had many dealings with various licensing officers across the years. Mr Gordon made mention of the strong relationship with Sen Con Imrie.

Chief Insp Dunn said it had been a privilege to see his wife grow in the force.

“We’ve seen the good times and the bad times. This job has its ebbs and flows,” he said.

“It’s been an honour to see your development.”

While acknowledging Sen Con Imrie’s own police service, Chief Insp Dunn praised her support of his own path in policing.

“You have achieved so much in this organisation,” he said.

Addressing the gathering, Sen Con Imrie said it was time for a new path in her working life and praised her fellow police officers as a “great family”.

Following the conclusion of speeches, Narrabri officers formed a guard-of-honour at the entrance to Narrabri Police Station.

Sen Con Imrie was marched out by Chief Insp Dunn where she then saluted Chief Insp Dunn and Supt Grassick.

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