Thames Valley Police is delighted to announce the winners of the Community Policing Awards 2018 after the awards ceremony hosted at Eynsham Hall in Oxfordshire.
The awards, now in their 17th 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 nearly 400 nominations, the highest number in Community Policing Awards history, the nominations were sifted and then reviewed by a judging panel chaired by Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Ross.
ACC Ross said: “The Community Policing Awards give residents, community organisations and businesses the opportunity to recognise a member of our force who they think has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference to local people and local communities.
“Again the response this year from residents was excellent and it was inspiring to see the difference the winners and other nominees are making in their communities to the everyday lives of residents in the Thames Valley. Selecting the winners was a difficult but rewarding experience for the panel and I would like to congratulate the winners as well as acknowledge all of the nominees for their hard work and dedication.”
Matthew Barber, Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner, added "Thames Valley Police is full of some incredible people, officers, staff and volunteers. It is great to be able to pay tribute to some of those who have made such fantastic contributions to their communities".
The winners include:
Buckinghamshire and Overall Community Officer 2018: PC Glen Crosland
Oxfordshire Community Officer 2018: PC Darren James
Berkshire Community Officer 2018: PC Tom Walters
Oxfordshire Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) 2018: Ali Blood
Buckinghamshire Police Community Support Officer (PSCO) 2018: Andy Angus
Berkshire Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) 2018: Iain Gregory
Special Constable 2018: Henry North
Volunteer 2018: Jamie Green
Community Volunteer 2018: Clare Percival
Cadet 2018: Harley Jones
Diversity Champion 2018: David Hession
To see the videos and for more information on this years' Community Policing Awards winners.