In 2017, we held our first annual awards ceremony recognising the outstanding contributions of officers, staff, Specials, volunteers and cadets.
Safer Cambridgeshire Policing Awards 2017
The evening, hosted by Rev Richard Coles, acknowledged those who truly went above and beyond their role to help 'Create a Safer Cambridgeshire' through a number of award categories.
The 200 attendees heard stories of exceptional performance, professionalism and commitment and celebrated those rewarded for consistently going above and beyond the call of duty to help protect the people of Cambridgeshire.
2017 award winners
- Grand Prix Award - Chief Constable's employee of the year and Commitment to Outstanding Leadership Award
Inspector Terri Griffin - Terri's leadership has enabled the force to better understand and respond to its significant mental health demands, raising her own game, her knowledge, researching what works to lead her team, the organisation and partners.
- Zengenti - Team of the Year Award
Forensic Collision Investigations Unit - The FCIU Northern Team works with the utmost professionalism in very difficult circumstances, achieving excellent results and ensuring the service to members of the public who have lost loved ones is paramount.
- Black Marble - Commitment to Safeguarding Award
Detective Constable Jacqueline Bremner - Jacqueline has dedicated most of her career to working within child protection and public protection and has displayed excellent working practices, knowledge, motivation and commitment to the continued safeguarding of children and the community.
- Police Federation - Police Officer of the Year Award
Sergeant Becky Jones - Becky has an outstanding work ethic and shows true dedication to not only the force, but her staff and the people she serves.
- Reed - Business Support Police Staff Employee of the Year Award
Jo Lynch - Jo has helped maintain core business functions and invested time and effort in developing her colleagues, often working single-handedly 'behind the scenes' during a difficult period for her department.
- eTect - Investigator of the Year Award
Detective Constable Emily Clarke - Emily is a tenacious detective who has taken a multi-agency approach to investigate and secure convictions against some of the most dangerous criminals in the justice system.
- Special Officer of the Year Award
Special Sergeant Antony Bolton - Tony is dedicated to serving the people of Cambridgeshire through his work with the Rural Crime Action Team. His knowledge of law and procedure, particularly around rural matters is excellent.
- Police Community Support Officer of the Year Award
PCSO Aggie Fisher - Aggie has provided exceptional support to the Polish and Eastern European communities of Huntingdonshire, providing a vital link and creating trust between the police and our communities.
- Cadet of the Year Award
Emma Landratova - Emma is an enthusiastic and motivated member of the Cambridge Regional College’s Police Academy cadet unit who loves to make a difference in her community.
- Volunteer of the Year Award
David McCreath - David's motivation and dedication are unwavering. He has built fantastic relationships with partner agencies and brought other really hard working volunteers into his team.
- Cambridge Assessment - Student Officer of the Year Award
PC Steve Girdlestone - Quiet confidence, humility, will to succeed, tenacity and enthusiasm are all traits Steve brings to work which rub off on those around him. Despite his length of service he is able to learn quickly and take the lead on jobs.
- Police Mutual - Commitment to Wellbeing Award
(Temporary) Detective Inspector Mark Butler - Mark has enabled the recruitment of Blue Light Champions in every department across the force, as well as facilitating the opening of dialogue around mental health.
- Unsung Hero Award
Sara White - Sara has tackled organisational challenges with amazing efficiency, skill and dedication. She consistently goes above and beyond her pay scale, organising and managing her team to ensure they provide the best service.