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Proud of our people nominations - June 2017

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

SC 20335 Michael PRINCE, SC 23858 Rosie HEWITT, PC 25189 Nina LOVATT, PC 5701 Nicholas BRERETON and PC 23717 Gemma HUGHES

Officers attended report of a robbery where the offender was in possession of a knife. An address was identified and whilst officers were containing the address an offender left the premises and was arrested by Special Constables. Other officers have then attended and following a search of the premises the other offender was located hiding. This resulted in property outstanding being recovered and knives seized. Further evidence relating to drugs and cash found inside premises.

Cadets: Jordon HOLMES, Dominic TRIGG, Jack Al ALAWI, Joe WILLISCROFT, Mollie PAINE, Joe ADAMS

On Saturday (10 June 2017) I attended an open day at the Statfold Barn Railway, Tamworth. On duty were a number of Junior Cadets. I have to tell you how impressed I was with their professionalism, turnout and interaction with the public. They were a complete credit to their force and to their training officers, I only hope that whatever government is in power will see fit to give the police the funding so that these fine young people get the chance to become fully fledged police officers when they are old enough. Please will you pass on my comments to them and their instructors on a job being brilliantly done.

Officers: Sgt 4717 John Rainsbury, PC 24053 Samantha Jackson and PC 24620 Curtis Tuck

Family safetyOn Friday 16/6/17 my best friend suffered some sort of mental break down. He was in a serious state of self-harm. The situation was extremely difficult, with a high risk of officers being harmed. The officers, a male and female officer, from Cannock station did a tremendous job. They acted professionally with compassion and integrity in a very difficult situation, which no training would prepare them for. I wanted to express my gratitude to the officers for going above and beyond to help my mate, please pass this to the highest ranking officer then give them a pat on the back and tell them that they did a great job! I'm very proud to have such young officers on our local force acting in the utmost professional manner. Well done Staffs Police and the two officers in question.


On Friday 9 June 2017 the North Staffordshire Sentinel ran a headline of "Child rapist met a woman with 10 year old sister on internet".

This individual was identified having failed to attend and notify police during his annual notification under the Sexual Offenders Act. The prompt response, tenacity and attention to detail by PC Ruth Plant led to the seizure of telephones, which the offender was in the process of deleting the contents.

Following a swift arrest, forensic analysis and wider public protection considerations the offender was charged and last week convicted of breach of his Sexual Offender Prevention Order. He was sentenced to a term of imprisonment which was suspended for 2 years.

This is often seen as a routine enquiry but the professionalism, resilience and determination to ensure that the public are protected are the highest priorities of this department. Excellent work.


DC Sam Bray, DC Niki Hepburn and DC Deb Marshall came on early to begin to unravel the detail behind a registered sex offender who had previous convictions involving the sexual assault on a young boy. Remarkably in the same 'guise' the intelligence suggested the same man was engaged in the same line of business working in a public house to gain the same opportunity.

Through their investigation, led by Sam, the team worked with colleagues from Burslem to locate the offender and revealed his employment as an ice cream van seller.

The team acted on their own professional judgement, worked automatously to deal with the risk and drove the investigation to charge and remand in custody. This man is now remanded in custody and prevented from potential harm to our public.

Excellent work, drive and tenacity and certainly worthy of Proud of our People.