Derbyshire’s dog handlers and PD Sybil win national awards for their dedication
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The work of several of our officers and one of our Police Dogs was recognised at the National Service Dog Bravery and Achievement Awards event, which was held on Saturday.
Derbyshire's PD Sybil, PC Chris Morris and PC Dean Allen, and CSI Zoe Parnell who now works for the British Transport Police, received an award in recognition of their dedication, commitment and development of forensic dog training and handling.
Sergeant Donna Abbott received an award for her commitment and dedication to duty. The award marked Sgt Abbott’s extraordinary work within the Dog Section, her dedication to duty, processes, work ethic and handling a working police dog.
Congratulating the team, Assistant Chief Constable Michelle Shooter said: “It is fantastic to have our officers and our dogs recognised at these national awards, we are proud of the hard work our Dog Section does to keep the people of Derbyshire safe. Across the unit, the commitment to training and development is exemplary, and this is reflected in the great results the team achieve day and night.”
The winners were selected from a pool of 3,500 nominations, and the ceremony was held on Saturday 27 August at Ingatestone Hall, near Chelmsford in Essex.