policeman nominated as Special Constable of Year
Burnham-On-Sea policeman has been nominated to become Avon and
Somerset Constabulary's Special Constable of the Year.
Special Constable Ian Phillips has been put forward by residents
as part of the annual Community Policing Awards, which seek to
shine the spotlight on the best police on the beat.
The awards invite people to nominate police officers, staff and
volunteers who they feel have gone the extra mile to reduce crime
and improve the quality of life.
After careful deliberation, reviewing 672 public nominations,
including an impressive 345 for Police Community Support Officers
(PCSOs), Ian is among the 36 police to make the regional finals.
Ian will now have to wait until Thursday, March 8th to find out
who the overall winners of each category are during a special
awards ceremony to be held in Congresbury.
Dr Peter Heffer, Chair of Avon and Somerset Police Authority,
said: "We are delighted that so many people have taken the
time to nominate, it really does make the Community Policing Awards
extra special to us and the winners."
"All of the district winners feel a great sense of pride
in being nominated by the community. The anticipation continues
until Thursday when we will announce the overall force winner
for each of the six categories at a Gala Awards night, which is
only possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors."