Somerset East Awards
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens joined distinguished guests to recognise officers and volunteers from East Somerset at an awards ceremony on February 2.
The event was held to celebrate the work of the Special Constabulary and police volunteers and pay tribute to the hundreds of hours of their time they give to supporting the work of the police.
The ceremony also recognised the efforts of regular officers, who were nominated for awards by both specials and regular officers.
Ms Mountstevens joined MP David Heath, Mayor of Frome Cllr Pippa Goldfinger as well as senior officers from the district.
The awards presented included awards for Officer, PCSO and Team of the Year in South Somerset and Mendip as well as Special Constable and Volunteer of the Year.
Speaking after the event, Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: "I would like to congratulate all the winners. They deserve the recognition for their extraordinary effort and should be really proud of their achievements.
"I would like to pay particular attention to Special Constabulary winners and to say thank you to the volunteers who work hard across the police district every day, who provide the highest levels of professionalism and customer care."
Chief Supt Nikki Watson said: "All these awards are very well deserved and I would like to congratulate all the recipients."
She added: "Every day of the year, police officers, PCSOs, Special Constables, volunteers and police staff work tirelessly to prevent crime, catch offenders and make the streets and communities of Avon and Somerset safer places to live and work in.
"We can't recognise and reward everyone unfortunately but I am delighted that we have been able to highlight just some of the teams and individuals from the district to thank them for the fantastic work they do."
The ceremony, which was organised by District Officer Ian Budd, was held at Westland Leisure Complex in Yeovil and was sponsored by Yarlington Housing Group, Wookey Hole Visitors' Centre and Jill Shortland Consultancy Services.
Posted on Monday 4th February 2013