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The Lord Lieutenant's Award for Student Officer of the Year presented to Constable Samuel Jones - Local Policing South

This award was introduced in 2004 and is presented to a student officer who has completed the five modules of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) and is authorised to start independent patrol.

Nominations are judged on personal policing skills and interaction with the public.

The recipient is an exceptional officer who epitomises policing by consent in partnership with local people.


PC Sam Jones is a young, popular officer on shift 5 at Watling. During his tutor period he excelled in his learning and abilities. Since joining the service he has proved himself to be a valued team player. He is keen to learn and takes the time to self-brief prior to patrolling. Being the youngest on shift has not deterred him from making a full contribution to policing in Staffordshire.

PC Samuel Jones
PC Samuel Jones
PC Jones' investigation skills have directly led to some great arrests. His arrest rate and work is akin to much more experienced officers and even during more difficult jobs his zest and maturity shine through. He has taken the time to learn the local nominals and will actively target them.

His victim's contracts and investigations plans are excellent and keeps his victims updated. Members of the public have thanked him for making a difference.

PC Jones will volunteer for jobs and has a fantastic work ethic. He is prepared to put his own time aside to help with the cadets and force boxing club.

He is a hard working enthusiastic officer who shows great promise and has the potential to go far. His team and, in fact most officers on his LPT, rate him highly, using words like "brilliant, great bobby".

The Chief Constable is delighted to invite Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant, Mr Ian Dudson to present the Lord Lieutenant's Award for Student Officer of the Year to Samuel Jones.