PCSO Susan Venn-Adams wins top police award
Burnham-On-Sea policewoman was last night (Thursday) named the
top PCSO in the whole of the Avon and Somerset police force area.
Community Support Officer Susan Venn-Adams was announced as the
overall winner at the Neighbourhood Policing Awards dinner
at the Cadbury House Hotel in Congresbury, having recently
won the district award.
was presented with her award by Burnham-On-Sea MP Tessa Munt,
accompanied by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens
and Chief Constable Nick Gargan, pictured.
Tessa said: "I am absolutely delighted that Susan has won
this award. She's so well deserving, having provided support and
help to young Dylan Cecil's family during last summer's tragedy
and also helped many others. She was described as being 'a rock'
by several of those she's helped."
"There many loud cheers when she
was named the winner, so she clearly is a popular choice. She's
a brilliant person and it was great to celebrate her success."
Venn-Adams, who was based at Burnham, but now works in Weston-super-Mare,
said: "Im over-whelmed and I wasnt expecting
it. People like me never win awards. Im really honoured
that the family would nominate me and its been a great evening.
I am only the PCSO I am today because of the team I have got behind
me so Id like to thank them really."
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."
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
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."
Top, Police Community Support Officer Susan Venn-Adams with MP
Tessa Munt, accompanied by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens
and Chief Constable Nick Gargan