Annual awards ceremony

Annual awards ceremony

On Friday 14 July, Cambridgeshire Constabulary held its first annual awards ceremony to recognise the outstanding contributions of our officers, staff, Specials, volunteers and cadets.

The evening acknowledged those who have truly gone above and beyond their role to help 'Create and Safer Cambridgeshire' through 14 award categories.

Hosted by Reverend Richard Coles, the ceremony was held at the Burgess Hall in St Ives and included food, drinks, music and presentations of awards by the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner along with award sponsors.

Seven companies and organisations, including close partners of the force, helped fund the evening through donations. The sponsors included;

Zengenti website developers Zengenti, sponsoring the Team of the Year award
Black Marble software developers Black Marble, sponsoring the Commitment to Safeguarding award
Police Federation the Cambridgeshire Police Federation, sponsoring the Police Officer of the Year Award
Reed Business Support recruitment agency Reed Business Support, sponsoring the Police Staff Employee of the Year award
eTect security technology company eTect, sponsoring the Investigator of the Year Award
Cambridge Assessment education researchers and assessors Cambridge Assessment, sponsoring the Student Officer of the Year Award
Police Mutual financial services and welfare support provider Police Mutual, sponsoring the Commitment to Health and Wellbeing Award.

Annual awards photoWaitrose, St Ives, also kindly provided canapes for the event.

Attendees heard stories of exceptional performance, bravery, professionalism and commitment and rewarded those who had gone above and beyond the call of duty to help protect the people of Cambridgeshire.

The award categories are listed below alongside the winners. Please note not all winners wished to be named.

  • Grand Prix Award - Chief Constable's Employee of the Year and Commitment to Outstanding Leadership Award
    Inspector Terri Griffin
    Terri's leadership has enabled the force to better understand and respond to its significant mental health demands, raising her own game, her knowledge, researching what works to lead her team, the organisation and partners.
  • Zengenti Team of the Year Award
    Forensic Collision Investigations Unit (FCIU)
    The FCIU Northern Team works with the utmost professionalism in very difficult circumstances, achieving excellent results and ensuring the service to members of the public who have lost loved ones is paramount.
  • Black Marble Commitment to Safeguarding Award
    Detective Constable Jacqueline Bremner
    Jacqueline has dedicated most of her career to working within child protection and public protection and has displayed excellent working practices, knowledge, motivation and commitment to the continued safeguarding of children and the community.
  • Police Federation Police Officer of the Year Award
    Sergeant Becky Jones
    Becky has outstanding work ethic and shows true dedication to not only the force, but her staff and the people she serves.
  • Reed Business Support Police Staff Employee of the Year Award
    Jo Lynch
    Jo has helped maintain core business functions and invested time and effort in developing her colleagues, often working single-handedly behind the scenes during a difficult period for her department.
  • eTect Investigator of the Year Award
    Detective Constable Emily Clarke
    Emily is a tenacious detective who has taken a multi-agency approach to investigate and secure convictions against some of the most dangerous criminals in the justice system.
  • Special Officer of the Year Award
    Special Sergeant Antony Bolton
    Tony is dedicated to serving the people of Cambridgeshire through his work with the Rural Crime Action Team. His knowledge of law and procedure, particularly around rural matters is excellent.
  • Police Community Support Officer of the Year Award
    PCSO Aggie Fisher
    Aggie has provided exceptional support to the Polish and Eastern European communities of Huntingdonshire, providing a vital link and creating trust between the police and our communities.
  • Cadet of the Year Award
    Emma Landratova
    Emma is an enthusiastic and motivated member of her cadet unit who loves to make a difference in her community.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
    David McCreath
    David's motivation and dedication are unwavering. He has built fantastic relationships with partner agencies and brought other really hard working volunteers into his team.
  • Cambridge Assessment Student Officer of the Year Award
    PC Steve Girdlestone
    Quiet confidence, humility, will to succeed, tenacity and enthusiasm are all traits Steve brings to work which rub off on those around him. Despite his length of service he is able to learn quickly and take the lead on jobs.
  • Police Mutual Commitment to Health and Wellbeing Award
    T/Detective Inspector Mark Butler
    Mark has enabled the recruitment of Blue Light Champions in every department across the force, as well as facilitating the opening of dialogue around mental health.
  • Unsung Hero Award
    Sara White
    Sara has tackled organisational challenges with amazing efficiency, skill and dedication. She consistently goes above and beyond her pay scale, organising and managing her team to ensure they provide the best service

If you're interested in sponsoring an award for next year's ceremony, please get in touch with us by emailing annual.awards@cambs.pnn.police.uk.



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