23rd Sep, 2019

Search on for Warwickshire community safety hero

Ian Hughes 20th Aug, 2019

THE SEARCH for a Warwickshire community safety hero is again underway.

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe is looking for those who have made an outstanding contribution to policing or community safety in the community.

Nominations are now being sought for the third PCC Award for Excellence in Policing and Community Safety, which will be presented at the Chief Constable’s Commendations Ceremony in Leamington in November.

Nominees can be either individuals or those working as part of a team within Warwickshire who have gone over and above what is expected of them in their normal day-to-day role. Their actions must have contributed to a reduction in crime or disorder or helped bring about improvements in community safety.

Police officers, specials and staff, volunteers, or people from the wider community in Warwickshire are eligible for the award.

Mr Seccombe, who will select the winner, said: “During the course of my work I see many examples within policing, in our partner agencies, charitable organisations and among the public, of individuals and teams of people who go above and beyond what is expected of them to make a real difference to their communities.”

The inaugural winner was Warwickshire Police’s Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer PC Martin Rone-Clarke, who helped launch the PCC’s county-wide protocol following a rise in unauthorised encampments in Warwickshire.

And last year, Robin Bunyard from Rugby was recognised for his work over more than 25 years as a vehicle-recovery contractor for Warwickshire Police.

The deadline for nominations is Friday September 20. Visit www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk for nomination forms.

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