Officers and staff celebrated at Northamptonshire Police’s annual awards ceremony
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Providing invaluable support to victims of crime, supporting local communities, and introducing initiatives which help to keep people safe have all been celebrated at the annual Northamptonshire Police Proud Awards.
The awards celebrate the fantastic work taking place across the Force to fight crime and protect people.
Hosted by Chief Constable Nick Adderley, the event took place last night (Monday, December 12) at Rockingham Castle, the home of Lord Lieutenant James Saunders Watson, who was in attendance with his wife Lizzie, and the High Sheriff for Northamptonshire Crispin Holborow, to congratulate the winners.
Awards presented included Investigator of the Year, Response Officer of the Year, Police Staff Member of the Year, Force Bravery Award, PCSO of the Year, Team of the Year, Special Contribution of the Year, and Investigation of the Year.
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold was also on hand to present the Commissioner’s Award for outstanding contribution of the year.
Chief Constable Nick Adderley said: “There is no greater honour for me as Chief Constable to celebrate and recognise the incredible work the men and women of Northamptonshire Police do every day.
“Policing is not a role for the faint-hearted and I could not be prouder of what our officers and staff have achieved.
“Last night’s awards were presented to people who have shown immense bravery, dedication, and creativity in their roles to help fight crime and protect people.
“We heard about the support they’ve provided to victims of some of the most horrendous crimes, provided new ways of engaging with businesses to protect some of our most vulnerable and built such strong community relationships that they’ve brought down criminal gangs who made people’s lives a misery.
“Northamptonshire Police strives to be one of the most progressive, forward-thinking, and committed forces in the country and those presented with awards last night epitomise that ambition.
“We recently published our latest performance data which stated that residents in Northamptonshire are now less likely to be a victim of crime than in most other parts of the country.
"This is in a county where the population has grown by 13.5 per cent over the past 10 years, something we are rightly celebrating while recognising the fantastic work which has taken place across the Force in the last 12 months.”
Northamptonshire Police would like to thank Softcat for sponsoring this year’s award ceremony. The company offers IT solutions and has worked with the Force on a range of products and services in 2022.
More details of individual awards will be published later this week.