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Commitment and courage celebrated at police awards

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PCC Sue Mountstevens

Those who saved lives at their own personal risk, a local woman who publically took a stand against sexual violence and a Bath based PC, dedicated to his local community are among the officers, staff and members of the public being honoured at the Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s Force Awards.

Extraordinary accounts of bravery, courage and commitment were celebrated this week (Thursday 7th June) at a special awards ceremony at Clevedon Hall, Clevedon. Police officers and staff from across the force were given accolades at the event, which was attended by; Chief Constable Andy Marsh, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, the High Sheriff of Somerset Mr Denis Burn, Angela Yeoman OBE and Mrs Pat Robinson.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “Recognising the men and women who work with extraordinary dedication and courage, day in day out is very humbling and a real honour. We have seen great stories of bravery, perseverance and a passion for policing that is second to none. I am in awe of the heroism and enthusiasm that all 20 winners have shown, and I am extremely grateful to each and every one of them.”

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “Time and time again, I’m inspired by the commitment, courage and resilience shown by my fellow officers. The changing face of policing is apparent as we read through the citations for the Force Awards. We still catch criminals but around 80% of what we do involves supporting vulnerable victims, problem solving and working through crisis situations. Many of the incredible deeds we celebrate today are driven by three motivations; hope to make things better, belief in fairness and equality and human kindness - which is at the heart of policing.”

You can read more on the police website

Posted on Monday 11th June 2018
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