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The Nick Tempest Award presented to Special Sergeant Tracey Fearn - Local Policing South

Nicholas Tempest was the Deputy Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary in Staffordshire when in early 2000 he died suddenly having completed almost 27 years of faithful service. His family donated the proceeds of collections made following his death towards the establishment of a Special Constabulary award in his memory.

The award is presented annually to a special constable or group of Special Constables who the Chief Constable judges to have made a significant contribution to policing Staffordshire.


SSGt Tracey Fearn
Special Sergeant Tracey Fearn
Special Sergeant Tracey Fearn joined Staffordshire Special Constabulary on the 18 January 2005, working from Burton police station throughout her policing career.

Tracey has an active interest in football policing at Burton Albion. Under the leadership of the late Special Inspector Philip Harvey, Tracey took on the planning, coordination and operational policing of home matches. Sadly, Special Inspector Philip Harvey passed away following a short illness in September 2015. 

As a leader, the care and compassion Tracey showed her team on that first match after Philip's death was inspirational.  As a leader she managed her own emotions and put her team of specials first showing compassion and exceptional leadership.

Tracey supported her team through varying levels of grief, motivating attendance and ensuring the continued professional delivery of policing at all matches.

The manner in which Tracey handled this very difficult situation, at the time and since, has made both the team and her stronger. It is this type of leadership that makes such a positive difference to our volunteers, allowing continued support to the wider police family in ensuring our communities are safe.  

The Chief Constable is delighted to invite the Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary Simon Anderson to present the Nick Tempest Award to Tracey Fearn.