PCSO Susan Venn-Adams wins district accolade
Burnham-On-Sea police woman has been named the top PCSO in Somerset.
Community Support Officer Susan Venn-Adams, right, has been named
the district winner in the Neighbourhood Policing Awards.
The first round of judging took place in August, when a panel
of judges representing the Constabulary and Office of the Police
and Crime Commissioner sifted through more than 500 nominations.
resident, Julie Anne Ford, who proposed Sue, said: "Sue
was a tower of strength throughout our ordeal, we believe she
went way beyond the call of duty and became our shoulder to cry
on and our friend when the worst was happening."
The district winners were picked by a panel which included Police
and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, Chief Constable Nick
Gargan, The Bristol Post Deputy Editor Rob Stokes and from sponsors
BT Mike Parfitt.
The overall winners for Avon and Somerset in each category will
be announced at a special awards dinner on October 24th at Cadbury
House Hotel, Congresbury.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: "Comments
such as this officer has built a big bridge between local
young people and the police are great endorsements amongst
the hundreds of glowing statements the local people made in their
nominations. I want to congratulate all the winners."
Chief Constable Nick Gargan added: "The standard of nominations
this year made the judging process really tough. From reading
the citations, its clear that the winners mean so much to
their communities. In addition to being a uniform presence on
the street, they are very much part of the communities that they
"The fact that we received over 500 nominations from communities,
residents and businesses across the force is a testament to the
hard work and commitment shown by all the neighbourhood and response
teams, specials and volunteers in Avon and Somerset."