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Proud of our people nominations - Week to Friday 27 January 2017

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

A credit to the Force


I would like to bring to your attention the good work of one of your officers, DC Emma Roach. Emma has been the OIC for a case or rape, attempted rape and sexual abuse of a child. The defendant in this case was my father. The complainants were my mother and brother. Throughout the investigation Emma has been excellent in keeping us all up to date.
 
During the trial she made sure that all the special measures for my mother and brother were adhered to and met their needs. After the evidence was heard and we were awaiting the verdict Emma made a point to keep us all up to date on how deliberations were going. She made sure that there was a plan in place for either result and considered how best to break the news had the result been not guilty.
 
Thankfully the verdict was guilty. Emma continued to keep in contact with myself, my mother and brother. She was present at the sentencing hearing to provide extra support. It should also be noted that even the defendant complimented her and thanked her for her fairness while dealing with the investigation.
 
I cannot express how grateful I am to Emma in the way she dealt with this case. She is a real credit to your force.


Excellent team working

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I'm incredibly proud of my team.

The Violence and Sex Offender Management team based at Lindum house manages the Counties registered sex offenders. 
On the evening of Tuesday, 24 January 2017, VSOM officers became aware of information suggesting that a registered sex offender H was taking steps to groom a young vulnerable female. 
Immediately the team swung into action and detained him taking him into custody and securing the males telephone. 
H was held in custody overnight whilst the team arranged digital analysis of the telephone. This led to the identification of a vulnerable 16-year-old schoolgirl who resided in a care home in the Aylesbury area of Buckinghamshire. 
Separately an 18-year-old vulnerable female was also identified and steps were also taken to safeguard her. 
Safeguarding undertaken, it emerged that final arrangements were already in place for the female from Buckinghamshire to come by train that weekend to Stoke-on-Trent. 
The swift intervention of the team prevented this from happening and secured all evidence around the male. 
He was interviewed and admitted his part in those arrangements, he was then placed before the next available court having been charged with 3 x breach of his sexual offence prevention order (no fresh criminal offences due to the girls' ages). 
The male, who was already identified as posing a very high risk to the communities we serve, is now remanded in custody awaiting Crown Court appearance. 
Many individuals are involved in this investigation and they have been individually thanked for their part in the investigation. 
I am proud of the work completed, changes to duty, long hours and a concerted attempt to bring this male to justice by Sgt Amanda Hitchins, PC Ruth Plant, Deb Marshall and Joanne Fullick. 
This is an excellent result!


Courteous and kind behaviour

My car had broken down on the A51 on a freezing cold morning- as I was waiting on the side of the road for roadside recovery a lady stopped for me and rang the police. To be honest I felt pretty stupid as I didn't want to put anyone out. 
The officer who arrived made sure I was warm and safe until Green flag arrived and was so kind - he did not make me feel in any way that I was an inconvenience. 
I have never had any dealings with the police before and I realise it's a tough job with probably a lot of abuse and not many compliments. So I wanted to just express my thanks for his kindness to me that day. It helped make a difficult situation much easier. Thank you PC Scott Rumsey.