Thames Valley Police is delighted to announce the winners of the Community Policing Awards 2017 after the awards ceremony hosted at Eynsham Hall in Oxfordshire
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The awards, now in their sixteenth year, recognise the exceptional efforts of Thames Valley Police’s neighbourhood policing teams, including police officers, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), Special Constables and volunteers, for the positive impact they have on the local community they serve.
In January, the nominations opened with members of the public, community groups, police officers and staff, and partners all submitting nominations for those officers, staff and volunteers that they felt had enhanced the service Thames Valley Police offers.
After receiving the highest number of nominations in Community Policing Awards history, the nominations were sifted and then reviewed by a judging panel chaired by ACC Nikki Ross.
ACC Ross said: “The Community Policing awards gives the public the opportunity to recognise a member of the force or their community who has gone above and beyond their role to make a real difference to people within the local communities.
“This year, for the first time this includes volunteers who work towards the policing mission but are outside of the organisation – of which there are many.
“There was a great response from the communities in terms of nominations and it was humbling to note the real difference that the recipients had made to the lives of so many residents in the Thames Valley. As ever, selecting the winners was difficult for the panel as the standard of the nominations was so high.
“The winners should be congratulated but so should those nominated and not successful, as their achievements and hard work has not gone unnoticed.”
The winners include:
Volunteer of the Year 2017 Gordon Bird
Special Constable 2017 Kerry Aylmer
Buckinghamshire Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) 2017 Nick Adkins
Oxfordshire Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) 2017 Agnieszka Gett
Berkshire and Overall Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) 2017 Alex McIntyre
Diversity Champion 2017 Jim Davies
Oxfordshire and Overall Community Police Officer 2017 PC Robert Maris
Buckinghamshire Community Police Officer 2017 PC Lucy Brydon
Berkshire Community Police Officer 2017 PC Jason Murphy
Lifetime Achievements Staff 2017 Margaret McLaughlin
Lifetime Achievements Officer 2017 Jackie Murdock