Darryl Jones is a retired member of Victoria Police who can boast of a successful career of 33 years assisting and assuring the safety of the community. Darryl served across myriad capacities within the force from traffic operations to the Air Wing where he was involved in the rescue of more than 300 people including five sailors stranded in Bass Strait during the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
Over the course of Darryl’s career, he was recognised time and time again with awards ranging from the Victoria Police Valour Award, the Australian Federal Group Citation for Bravery, the American Captain Kossler Award for Bravery, the Royal Life Saving Society Bravery Cross and a commendation for Brave Conduct.
Despite his retirement, Darryl is still an indispensable friend of Victoria Police and the broader community. He has been a keen supporter and contributor to the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation for many years and currently sits on its board.
Reviewed 30 September 2019