Bravery, professionalism, outstanding work recognised at awards ceremony
Last Thursday the Police and Crime Commissioner attended one of the Force’s Awards ceremonies which recognised bravery, exceptional acts, and outstanding professionalism.
From members of the public who helped detain a man who assaulted and robbed a woman; a ‘Copper’s Copper’ who was described by peers as relentless and tenacious; and a volunteer whose work has been key in helping vulnerable victims of crime, all these, and many more, have been honoured at the force’s Annual Recognition Awards.
Chief Constable Bill Skelly opened the awards ceremony. He said of the evening: “The awards to be presented here represent the importance of dedication to duty, exceptional performance and professionalism of the police officers, both police and partner staff, volunteers of this force and members of the public."
The Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones, was delighted to present the Volunteer of the Year Award to Lynn Chantrey for her invaluable contribution to Op REVIVE. Lynn was described as “the glue that holds us all together” and that her contribution to Op REVIVE is “key to its success”.
Marc Jones commented that the recipients of the awards were all "truly inspirational. In showcasing the outstanding work of these incredible people we celebrate the everyday excellence of all officers and staff"
The full list of recipients and their awards, as well as a link to the full citation for each, are as follows:
- Special Constabulary Officer of the Year: Special Sergeant (now S/Insp) Christopher Gow
- Stacey Pyke Award for Student Officer of the Year: Constable David Revitt
- Copper’s Copper: Constable Dawn Young
- Above and Beyond Award: Emma Jackson
- Volunteer of the Year: Lynn Chantrey. Lynn was also awarded the Chief Constable’s Overall Annual Recognition Award
- Outstanding Professionalism: Op Floyd team: Sergeant Rachel Blackwell, Constable Ian Freeman, Detective Sergeant Jennifer Lovatt
- PRIDE Award of the Year: Sergeant Paul Wills
- Citizen of the Year Award and Public Appreciation Certificates: Four members of the public (who did not wish to be named)
- Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Service: Constable Rizwaan Chothia
- Making a Difference Award: Victim Lincs Team: Olga Babiak, Jess Collings, Emma Fillingham, Hannah Gosling, Sabiha Kathrada, Izabella Kiss, Emily Luxton, Barney Porter
The evening was also attended by Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire John Lockwood MBE, who also acted as presenting officer, and the family of PC Stacey Pyke, who was tragically killed shortly into her service as a police officer.