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Officers and Staff Recognised in Annual Award Ceremony

10 October 2018 Local News


The winners of this year’s Staffordshire Police Force Awards have been announced at a special ceremony at Staffordshire County Showground this evening (October 9).

The annual event recognises and celebrates outstanding achievements by members of the force, including police officers, staff, Specials, cadets and volunteers.

Staffordshire Police Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, who presented awards to the winners, said: “I am immensely proud of the dedication and commitment shown by officers and staff on a daily basis to prevent crime and disorder and provide an outstanding service, often in difficult and challenging circumstances.

“These awards are our way of saying a special ‘thank you’ to members of the force who have gone above and beyond that to making Staffordshire safer for local communities.”

Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime, Matthew Ellis said: “Officers risk their lives every day to keep us all safe and only recently we’ve seen brave officers injured in the line of duty. They are heroes and I was honoured to be at the awards recognising the great work they do.

“It was also a pleasure to present the Annabel Lewis Award for Cadet of the Year to Alfie Cliff, who represents everything great about the cadets, with his outstanding service, leadership and duty. He is a prime example of why I introduced the cadets when I first came into office.”

The award winners are:

Lord Lieutenant’s Award: PC Craig Thompson (Burton)

The High Sheriff’s Millennium Vase: PC David Freeman (now retired) (Lichfield)

PC John Taylor Memorial Award: PC Katie Ratcliffe and PC Matthew Salt (Cannock)

The Elsie Ashley Award: Claire Fernyhough (Rural & Wildlife Crime Officer) (Stafford HQ)

The Equality and Diversity Award: PC Razeem Akhtar (Longton)

The Sue Parker Award: DC Jacqueline Wood (Lichfield)

The Christopher James Award: PC Alison Lewis (Lichfield)

The Josephine Cotterill Award: Mrs Emma Rowlands (Estates Support Officer) (Stafford HQ)

The PCSO of the Year Award: PCSO Megan Rogers (Stafford)

The Nick Tempest Award: SI Dale King, SC Jordan Kirkland, SC Nagina Bi and SC Matthew Gilson (Stoke-on-Trent)

The Staffordshire Police Unison Award: PCSO Simon Holmes (Stoke-on-Trent)

The Problem Solving/Leadership Award: Tamworth Vulnerability Partnership

PCC Award for volunteer of the year: Stafford Safer Neighbourhood Panel

The Safeguarding Award: Operation Safenet Team led by Sgt Steve Chadwick (Stafford HQ)

The John Giffard Sports Award: CI Phil Fortun (Stafford HQ)

The Annabel Lewis Award: Police Cadet Alfie Cliff (Newcastle)

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