Suffolk’s Specials shown gratitude at countywide awards
Suffolk Special Constabulary has held its first ever awards event to recognise their work and to celebrate their achievements.
The event, held at Wherstead Park saw approximately 70 Specials from the force and their families attend.
Chief Constable Steve Jupp, Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore and the High Sheriff Roz Eminson were also in attendance, along with senior officers from the force.
The event was organised by Deputy Chief Officer Richard Game & Karen Harris, Specials, Volunteers & Cadets Manager and the Specials and Volunteer team.
In 2018 Suffolk Specials completed 35,500 hours of duty, made 132 arrests and recorded 292 crimes.
From Jan to Oct 2019, so far this year Specials have completed 36,900 hours, made 146 arrests and recorded 276 crimes.
Deputy Chief Officer Richard Game said: "In previous years there have been smaller separate awards events and I wanted to bring everyone together under one roof to celebrate together their amazing achievements, good work & commitment. It is very important to acknowledge their hard work and say thank you for everything they do to support Suffolk Constabulary and the people of Suffolk.
"The Special Constabulary is made up of officers who have just started their careers in policing right through to officers who are career Specials and have been serving for over 30 years and it was lovely to see officers at various lengths of service being recognised.
"Listening to some of the stories of amazing work and hearing what the Chief Constable, PCC and High Sheriff of Suffolk had to say made me very proud to be their Deputy Chief Officer.”
Awarded to an officer who shows consistent commitment to duty, including consistency of hours, standard of work and supporting colleges and supervisors
West - SC Amy Petchey
South - SC Sergejs Celnovs
East – SC Kyle Gallagher
Good Work Award
Awarded to an officer for completing a piece of good work such as a ‘good’ arrest or dealing with or supporting a particularly difficult or vulnerable person or difficult situation
West - SC Sandra Bonner
South - SC Mohammed Makhdum
East – SC Chris Craven
Exceptional Outstanding Achievement Award
Awarded to an officer who has exceeded expectations and either completed an exceptional piece of work and or assisted the Special Constabulary exceptionally.
West - S/Insp Stephens
South- S/Sgt Kyle Scott
East - SC Louie Holmes
Awarded to the officer who stands out to the area Special Inspector
West - SC Libby Appleyard
South – S/Sgt John Poon
East – S/Sgt David Bones
Awarded to the Officer who stands out to the area Special Superintendent
West S/Insp David Howse
South S/Insp Kieron Bruen
East – S/Insp Adrian Carter
Chief Officer Award
DCO Richard Game
The event, that took place on 19 October was organised by DCO Richard Game & Karen Harris, Specials, Volunteers & Cadets Manager and the Specials and Volunteers team.