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Pat on the back for Crewkerne police
6:00am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
CREWKERNE police have been congratulated officially for all their hard work and achievements.
An awards ceremony hosted by Avon and Somerset Constabulary saw Crew-kerne police win the best neighbourhood police team prize from across the Somerset East policing district.
Special Constable of the Year was named as Nick Hole, of Crewkerne, while Michelle Haimes, also of Crew-kerne, won the PCSO award as voted for by Special Constables.
The South Somerset Community Speed Watch group picked up the volunteer team of the year prize with its co-ordinator Stuart Hunter receiving the individual volunteer of the year award.
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, and also recognised the efforts of regular officers, who were nominated for awards by both specials and regular officers.
The awards were attended by a number of dignitaries including the Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mount-stevens.
District commander Ch Supt Nikki Watson said: “All these awards are very well deserved and I would like to congratulate all the recipients.
“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’m del-ighted that we’ve been able to highlight just some of the teams and individuals from the district to thank them for the fantastic work they do.”
Ms Mountstevens said: “I’d like to congratulate all the winners. They deserve recognition for their extraordinary effort and should be really proud of their achievements.
“I’d like to pay particular attention to Special Constabulary winners and say thankyou to the volunteers who work hard across the police district every day, who provide the highest levels of professionalism and customer care.”
The ceremony was held at the West-land Leisure Complex in Yeovil.