Have police made a difference where you live?

Vale residents are being encouraged to nominate police staff who have made a difference to their communities.

Monday, 31st March 2014, 2:55 pm

Police officers, community support officers (PCSOs), volunteers and special constables who have made a positive impact in their region are being recognised in Thames Valley Police’s Community Officer of the Year Awards.

Assistant chief constable Richard Bennett said: “The Community Policing Awards is an opportunity to pay tribute to the important grassroots work that neighbourhood policing teams carry out in their communities. Neighbourhood policing is the bedrock of the service that we provide in protecting communities and preventing and detecting crime and being involved in deciding who receives the awards is an aspect of my job that I particularly enjoy and value.

“Previous nominations show a range of innovative and effective initiatives carried out by neighbourhood teams to address the concerns of residents, and it is clear that these are greatly appreciated by the people we serve.”

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The awards will be taking place in July and nominations will be open until Thursday May 15. The categories you can vote for are: Community Police Officer, PCSO, volunteer and Special Constable.

Members of the public and partner organisations who would like to nominate someone for an award can do so by submitting a nomination form on the Thames Valley Police website at: www.thamesvalley.police.uk/communityawards or by emailing [email protected]