Police honour volunteer supporters

April 04 2017

TWO local women have been honoured for their voluntary work in supporting the police.

TWO local women have been honoured for their voluntary work in supporting the police.

They were among a number of volunteers given certificates and pin badges for their service to the community. The awards were presented by Avon and Somerset Police’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, and Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Crew. 

Susan Baron, from  Warmley, was recognised for giving up her time for a year as a Volunteer Police Cadet Leader with the South Gloucestershire unit, while Jemima Barron, from Longwell Green received a pin badge for three years in a support role for the cadet unit.

Other South Gloucestershire people honoured included Andrew Hucker,

Christopher Smith  and Jennifer Clark.

North East Area Commander Ian Smith said: “Volunteers do so much to help to keep our communities safe in many different ways. It’s an honour for us to meet and publicly thank them for all they do.”

ACC Sarah Crew said: “On behalf of all my colleagues who are paid to give full time attention to policing duties, on behalf of our fellow citizens and on my own behalf, please accept our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the work you do in the interests of your communities. Policing would not be done nearly so effectively if left to the police alone.”

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “My vision is to make the people of Avon and Somerset safe and feel safe, and all our volunteers play a vital part in assisting me in achieving this vision. Our volunteers are people that are passionate about policing and our communities and I thoroughly enjoy working alongside them.

“Celebrating the efforts of our volunteers, who continually make a positive difference in their community, is a genuine pleasure. I feel it is important that local residents are given the opportunity to be involved in their local police service. I’d like to once again thank all our volunteers for their invaluable contribution.”

If you are interested in volunteering with the police, you can find more information on the website https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/about-us/recruitment/volunteer-roles/