The world's longest serving female police officer

The world's longest serving female police officer


Victorian Senior Sergeant Joy Murphy joined the Victorian Police Force on the 2nd of April, 1973.


During her recruit training Joy excelled and was one of four women in the squad.


Joy was runner-up to the Squad Dux and graduated on the 17th of August 1973.


During her career Joy received numerous awards and was part of many major criminal investigations that led to the capture of hardened criminals.


One such award was ‘Most Outstanding Female Leader Award’, presented by then Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon in 2007.


Her most recent accolade was the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) awarded to Joy on the King’s Birthday, the 12th of June, 2023.


Joy may hang up her police hat soon but there is not date in place as yet.
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