The Sedalia Police Department will hold its annual awards ceremony March 5 at the Celebration Center.

The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner and a power point presentation. The awards portion will immediately follow where men and women of the department will be honored with ribbons and medals earned during calendar year 2018.

SPD says the ceremony is a 'wonderful opportunity to recognize and demonstrate support to those in the department who have distinguished themselves in the last calendar year.'

At the end of the event, the 2019 Officer of the Year will be announced. The recipient will be presented a plaque at the City Council meeting April 1. The Officer of Year will then go on to represent the department at various community functions throughout 2019.

The Celebration Center is located at 3201 W. 32nd Street in Sedalia.