Officers and staff recognised for their hard work, bravery and dedication at awards evening
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Officers and staff have been recognised for their hard work, bravery and dedication at the force’s awards evening.
Held at Pride Park on Wednesday evening (2 November) the Celebrating Achievements Awards saw 13 trophies for outstanding contributions to making our county safer handed out.
The awards, which are fiercely contested, saw the following teams and individuals recognised:
Lifetime Achievement Award – Mark Preston
Community Police Officer of the Year - PC Justin Baker
Police Community Support Officer of the Year - PCSO Zaneta Pieprzak
Police Staff Member of the Year – Sarah Robbins
Student Police Office of the Year – PC Nathan Todd
Volunteer of the Year – Donal Goudie
Customer Service Award – Matthew Willgoose
Leadership Award – Inspector Ed Browne
Neighbourhood Team of the Year – Derby South
Team of the Year – Vetting Team
Investigator of the Year – Lesley Vandome
Police Cadet of the Year – Luke Preston
Special Constable of the Year – Special Sergeant Robert Jones
As well as the awards officers and staff also received commendations from the Chief Constable and Crown Court judges – as well as recognition for long service for staff, officers and volunteers – and the Police Federation Bravery Awards.
Chief Constable Rachel Swann said: “The Celebrating Achievement Awards are always a highlight of my year.
“To have all those people in a room – who have given so much to keep our county safe – was fantastic.
“The awards and commendations show the very best of our force – and the level of dedication on display is truly inspiring.
“Evenings like this always reinforce just how incredibly proud I am to lead an organisation of people who, day in day out, work tirelessly to keep our communities safe and the recognition they received is a small thank you for their hard work.”