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Proud of our people nominations - Week to Friday 06 January 2017

Each week we will publish details of those colleagues nominated for their excellent work and dedication to the communities of Staffordshire.

Respectful manner when dealing with a crisis

A few months ago my mother had a mental health episode and went missing, walking in the streets barefoot in her pyjamas. I called the police and went looking for her finding her walking near Stowe Pool. When I brought her back to the house she realised something was going to happen. I had already organised doctors and a social worker to complete a MHA. She walked off again and was stopped by PC Chris Downs. His manner and way of dealing with this crisis was so respectful it succeeded in getting my mother back home. This was such a difficult situation, I hadn't had any sleep all night but felt very supported. I would like Chris commended for being so helpful and kind.


Excellent service

I would like to give a special thanks to PC Lee Neal, PC Katherine Groutage and PC Matthew Eagle who attended following my recent break-in for the excellent service they delivered.


Outstanding commitment

police officer talking to adult bluePC Paul Harrison works within the Integrated Offender Management Unit in Staffordshire Police. He was recently nominated by a partner agency, Voices (Voices of Independence change and empowerment in Stoke-on-Trent) due to his achievements working with people experiencing multiple needs within the community such as drug/alcohol related issues, homelessness, or mental health issues.
 
Paul received a certificate of achievement as a result of the nomination. His work within the unit displays his commitment to bringing together partner agencies to identify and address the unmet needs of offenders, to reduce their offending and the harm that they cause to the communities.
 
He has a detailed knowledge of offenders throughout North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. On the same day as receiving this award PC Harrison was able to assist the local policing team in Stoke North with the identification from CCTV footage of an offender who he had previous dealings with. This led to the offender being arrested, who also admitted to further burglaries. 
 
This shows the two sides of the role of the IOM officer, for both helping people to "change" whilst providing enforcement to others. Well done Paul.


Sensitive approach diffused situation

Helping HandPlease pass on our sincere thanks to PCSO Daniel Wilson who came to our office at St Mary's Grove, Stafford in order to deal with an intoxicated man who refused to leave the premises. Daniel's calm sensitive approach completely diffused the situation and the man left willingly having felt that he had been listened to and treated with respect. We are very grateful for Daniel's assistance.


Persistence eased my frustration

I would like to thank Rachel Day from the traffic and process office for checking and informing me on a daily basis if any new information came to light following my road traffic collision. She understood my frustration and helped me obtain the information that should have been given to me at the scene. Her persistence has helped me get back on the road.


Above and beyond to give a young boy his Christmas back

DC Lorraine Butler and investigative officer Joanne Sajdak assisted in dealing with an arson whereby a woman was rescued from a property. The property was completely burnt during the fire including all of her eight-year-old son's Christmas presents. Thankfully he was having a sleepover with a friend.

The officers realised none of the boy's Christmas presents had been salvaged, ruining his Christmas and took it upon themselves to try and replace the toys by working with local businesses who have been extremely charitable on hearing the circumstances. They also used their own money to purchase toys so this young boy did not go without at Christmas and to try and bring some happiness back to the family. I feel they have gone above and beyond what is required of them and I was personally touched to hear what they had done for this family.