An Oakdale policeman has been honoured for his achievements at a special reception at 10 Downing Street with the Prime Minister.
Chief Superintendent, Ian Johnston, who is also the president of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, attended the reception recently with his wife Janet after being nominated to attend by Islwyn MP, Don Touhig.
Mr Johnston served for 33 years with Gwent Police and was the Basic Command Unit Commander serving the Local Authority areas of Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent immediately prior to taking up his appointment with the Association.
Mr Touhig said: “I was delighted to nominate Ian Johnston to go to the reception. Over the years he has shown tremendous dedication and commitment to policing not just in Gwent but all over the country.
“In his present role he provides a strong voice for police supers and is never afraid to ensure that their views are heard in the right places. He truly deserves recognition; all of us living in Islwyn can feel proud that we can call him one of our own.”