38 years of service for Gurcharan Singh Dhesi
The grandfather-of-five, who came to the UK in 1960 after his father died added: “When I joined the Met there were hardly any people wearing turbans and now there are lots of us. It is great to see how things have developed in the Met over the past 38 years.”
Gurcharan – known as Dhesi – also works with young people teaching them street awareness. He has received other awards from the Met including a Commander’s commendation for services to the Special Constabulary. He was recently asked to work at the Royal wedding in April.
He added: “It was such an honour to be asked to help on such a fantastic occasion. It was a great day, the crowd was brilliant. I loved it.”