Martinsburg Police Department celebrated their third annual awards and recognition ceremony Thursday morning.
Almost 100 officers, family and staff members gathered together to shine a light on all the hard work from their force over the past year. Officers and staff from the department received awards based on their efforts and no one was left unrecognized.
The Chief of Police Maury Richards says this is a special time of year for his department and he couldn’t be more proud of the work his officers do to protect the community.
Officials from the department say this is something they will continue to do every year.
Richards said, “We have a great police department, best in the state and we can’t do it without the men and women that we have in our ranks and we want to recognize the hard work they do, but also our partnership with the community which is essential in everything we do.”
The event was held at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg.