policewoman's 'shock' at MBE in New Year's Honours
policewoman Pam Whitehead has spoken of her 'shock' at being awarded
an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List.
57, has been given the award in recognition of her services to
Avon and Somerset Constabulary over more than 30 years.
has been a front desk enquiries advisor at Burnham Police Station
for 36 years and has been involved with Avon and Somerset Police
for a total of 38 years.
- who is also a long-running volunteer with the Royal British
Legion - told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm still trying to get
over the shock of hearing that I have been given an MBE. It's
a huge honour and privilege."
love helping the community, supporting my colleagues, and helping
to take away some of the pressure on the police officers around
me. I have dealt with many wonderful people over the past 38 years."
Roger Tolley from Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Pam
is an absolute credit to Burnham Police Station, having put in
a huge amount of time on our front desk. This
award is very well-deserved recognition of her dedication to the
role and all the time she has given to the community."
Inspector Roger Tolley with Pam Whitehead at a recent remembrance