Burnham police special constables receive awards at ceremony
Burnham-On-Sea Special Constables have received awards during
Avon and Somerset Constabulary's annual parade and awards ceremony.
are currently over 400 Special Constables in the force with 113
across Somerset West, an area that incorporates Sedgemoor and
the Burnham-On-Sea area.
the past 12 months they have given over 26,000 hours of their
own time, undertaking a range of day-to-day policing duties including
supporting front-line response officers with emergency calls,
neighbourhood policing and tackling rural crime.
the awards ceremony, the officers received well deserved recognition
for their voluntary services to both the police force and the
communities they serve.
Chief Constable Rob Beckley attended and spoke of his passion
for the Special Constabulary and his appreciation for their dedication
and commitment to local communities.
High Sheriff, Sylvana Chandler, and local Mayors attended and
helped present a number of awards including Best New Recruit and
several Long Service awards.
Special Constable of the Year was awarded to Paula Pocock from
Burnham-On-Sea Police station by Burnham's Mayor, Cllr Ken Smout.
Service Medals were also presented to John Davies from Burnham-On-Sea
for nine years service and District Officer Annette Horsley for
19 years service.
DCC Beckley with members of the Special Constabulary