It’s the public’s chance to acknowledge the impact that neighbourhood officers play in their local area, by nominating entries for Leicester’s Beat Bobby of the Year 2017.
The winner of the annual award will receive an engraved crystal rose bowl, a certificate and £250 to spend on a project in their patch. They will also be invited to the Chief Constable’s Award ceremony later in the year when they will be presented with the Guy Swatland Memorial Shield, named in honour of PC Swatland, who won the award in 2008 while serving at Welford Road police station. PC Swatland died in a cycling accident in 2009.
Chief Constable Simon Cole encouraged members of the public to get their nominations into the Leicester Mercury, which supports the award.
Mr Cole said: “This is your chance to let us know who you think should receive this award and receive the acknowledgement they deserve. Our officers play a major role in our communities and are often the first person the public look for when they are facing a crisis.”
Last year’s winner, PC Gary Bailey, was honoured for his work with young and disadvantaged people on his patch in Loughbourgh, including his efforts to improve the lives of a group of young people who had been responsible for long-running anti-social behaviour in the town.
Send your detailed nominations, including the officer’s full name, collar number and station, as well as your name, full address and daytime phone number to [email protected], or by post to Beat Bobby of the Year, Ciaran Fagan, Crime Correspondent, Leicester Mercury, St George Street, Leicester, LE1 9FQ. Entries must be received by Friday 30 June.
You can find about the award on the Leicester Mercury website: www.leicestermercury.co.uk/is-your-beat-bobby-the-best-there-is-then-tell-us-about-it/story-30359852-detail/story.html
Source:: Leicestershire Police News