Northamptonshire Police officers and staff celebrated at annual awards ceremony 2023
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Courage in challenging and dangerous situations, commitment to safeguarding children and getting justice for victims, exceptional leadership and dedication to serving local communities, have all been celebrated at the annual Northamptonshire Police Proud Awards.
These awards celebrate the fantastic work taking place across the Force to fight crime and protect people.
Hosted by Acting Chief Constable Ivan Balhatchet, the event took place yesterday (Wednesday, December 13) at Rockingham Castle, the home of Lord Lieutenant James Saunders Watson, who was there with his wife Lizzie, and the High Sheriff for Northamptonshire Milan Shah MBE, to support and congratulate the winners.
Awards presented included Investigator of the Year, Response Officer of the Year, Police Staff Member of the Year, Force Bravery Award, Investigator of the Year, PCSO of the Year, Team of the Year, Investigation of the Year and the Chief Constable’s Leadership Award.
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold also presented his award for the Outstanding Contribution of the Year.
Acting Chief Constable Balhatchet said: “Wednesday was about recognising all that is fantastic about Northamptonshire Police and its officers and staff.
“As well as celebrating our Proud Award winners last night, I was also delighted to present Chief Constable’s Commendations to several officers and staff in the afternoon. It was a great honour to host the events and to celebrate and recognise the incredible work of our colleagues across the Force.
“Rockingham Castle was a fitting venue for these prestigious awards, but the real stars were our officers and staff. All of our award winners and commendation recipients should be very proud. They have been recognised for outstanding work and through that work, they have made a huge difference to the lives of many.
“To them I say thank you for being the role models, the standard bearers and the ones who lead the way, through their professionalism, courage, and determination to make Northamptonshire safer and Northamptonshire Police the best it can be.”
The Proud Awards were presented to six police officers, a PCSO, a police staff manager and two operational policing teams, while 28 officers and staff were recognised for their dedication, commitment and performance throughout year with a Chief Constable’s Commendation.
Congratulations to all the award winners and commendation recipients
Northamptonshire Police would like to thank XPS Administration for sponsoring this year’s Proud Awards ceremony.