A Burnham-On-Sea police officer has been presented with a long service award this week after 22 years on the beat.

Inspector Roger Tolley presented PCSO Andy Dancy with his Police Long Service Ribband.

Andy has been a dedicated servant to the public in Sedgemoor for the past 22 years and will be personally presented with his long service medal by the Chief Constable later this year.

Andy served as a traffic warden in Bridgwater for many years before being promoted to senior traffic warden there.

“For the last five years Andy has been a committed Police Community Support Officer on the Burnham South beat where he has made a really positive contribution to reducing crime and tackling offenders,” Inspector Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

“His keen observation and quickness of thought have led directly to the arrest of at least 12 rogue traders in the Burnham area during the past 18 months.”

“This is exceptional performance and Andy was rightly given a Chief Superintendent’s Commendation for his continuous good work in helping to keep the residents of Burnham-On-Sea safe.”

“Andy is well thought of by his community and has worked closely with the Rosewood Action Team to successfully tackle anti-social behaviour in that area.”

Sergeant Ian Kennett added: “It has been a pleasure to have Andy working on my team. His willingness to do anything to help and his dedication to making Burnham and Highbridge safer make him an outstanding public servant and I would like to publicly thank him for his hard work. I am sure that those in the community who know Andy will echo my thanks and recognise the contribution he makes.”