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Top cops honoured for dedication to the job
1:50pm Monday 17th September 2012 in Local
POLICE officers and staff from West Mercia Police have been honoured for their dedication to the job.
The force's annual Quality People Awards ceremony was held last week at police HQ, near Worcester.
Chief Constable David Shaw, along with local dignitaries attended the event to recognise the hard work of individuals across the force area.
Among the awards handed out on the evening were
Sheila Blagg with Local Police Officer of the Year PC Simon Worley from Redditch.
PC Worley was praised for his professionalism, dedication and commitment to his role as a local police officer and for the significant improvements he has made to the community.
Algernon Heber-Percy, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, presented Inspector Ian Joseph with his Manager of the Year award.
Insp Joseph, from Redditch, was commended by colleagues in the police and partner agencies for his consummate professionalism and outstanding leadership.
He was described as a man who always goes that extra mile to ensure that the police provide an exceptional service to all those living in Redditch.
Chief Constable Shaw said: "Our staff are our greatest asset, and the Quality People Awards are an opportunity to recognise and reward the very best of the excellent, and at times unsung, work that our officers, staff and volunteers undertake on a daily basis.”