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Police officers, staff and volunteers recognised for long service and good conduct

West Mercia Police officers, special constables and staff have been recognised for their service to the force at a ceremony at Hindlip Hall.

On Tuesday, 12 September, fifteen police officers received long service and good conduct medals, two members of staff received certificates of service and one member of the Special Constabulary received a long service medal.

The awards were presented by HM Lord Lieutenant Sir Algernon Heber-Percy and recipients were personally congratulated by the Chief Constable Anthony Bangham,

The event was hosted by Chief Superintendent Mark Travis.

The Deputy PCC Tracey Onslow was also in attendance together with other members of senior staff from across West Mercia

The Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal requires the Chief Constable to make a recommendation to the Home Secretary certifying that an officer has served twenty years and their character and conduct has been honourable throughout.

The following officers received long service and good conduct medals:

•    Detective Constable Cheryl Bates
•    Constable Paul Cook
•    Constable Simon Damm
•    Detective Sergeant Richard Davies
•    Temporary Inspector Nicholas Doyle
•    Detective Constable Deirg Flatley
•    Detective Constable David Foley
•    Detective Sergeant Sara Goodman
•    Detective Inspector Helen Kinrade
•    Detective Constable Claire Marsden
•    Detective Constable Caroline Martin
•    Detective Constable Hilary Martin
•    Detective Sergeant Natalie Martin
•    Detective Sergeant Andrew Mitchell
•    Detective Constable Theresa Wood

Police staff who have completed twenty years unbroken police service received a framed certificate of service as an expression of appreciation from the Chief Constable.

The following members of staff received certificates of service:

•    Mr David Herrington
•    Mrs Lynda Child

Special Constabulary Long Service Medals are awarded after nine years service.

The following officer received the Special Constabulary Long Service Medal:

•    Special Constable Emma Smeilus.

Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: "Everyone who received an award has helped to deliver exceptional policing to members of our communities. The recipients have taken to heart our vision of protecting people from harm and should feel proud of the part they have played in keeping West Mercia communities safe.

Their medals and certificates recognise the many years of exemplary service in one of the most complex and demanding areas of public service and I would like to congratulate everyone and thank them for their dedication."


Issued: 2:00pm, 13 September, Daniel Butler, Corporate Communications.

Published 13/09/17