Awards for our valued volunteers

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We’ve paid tribute to some of our valued volunteers who’ve racked up more than 130 years helping the force.

We honoured 30 cadet leaders, chaplains and volunteers from the dog breeding programme and police heritage museum for their years of support during a ceremony at Tally Ho!.

It was the first time volunteers have been formally recognised for their service as part of the Chief Constable’s Achievement Awards.

We were able to thank them for their dedication in giving up hours of their time every week to help us over the last two to 10 years.

During the ceremony the force also paid tribute to police officers and staff for their long service, bravery and outstanding work.

Sam Booth, our Citizens in Policing manager, said: “We never underestimate the sterling efforts of our volunteers in supporting the force in a variety of roles.

“They commit their own time to working alongside police officers, staff and the community to help others.

“We were proud to be able to formally honour their contribution across the last two, three, five and even 10 years during the ceremony for the first time.

“We’re extremely proud of them and we hope their just as proud of what they do.”

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