Police recognise community safety work

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Helping victims of crime can seem like a thankless task but a community safety officer and a volunteer crime prevention assistant have been recognised for their commitment and hard work by Essex Police.

Caroline Wiggins accepts an award on behalf of Tony Ellis

Certificate of Achievement

Paul Gardener, Community Safety Officer at Epping Forest District Council and Tony Ellis, volunteer Crime Prevention Assistant at Essex Police, were presented with Certificate of Achievement awards at Essex Police Headquarters on 31 January 2017.

Presentations were made to over 50 volunteers who work to support of Essex Police. They were presented by The High Sheriff of Essex Lorna Rolfe, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex Jane Gardner and Assistant Chief Constable Maurice Mason.

Paul Gardener received a special presentation from Assistant Chief Constable Maurice Mason, acknowledging the commitment to working in partnership with Essex Police, the first award of its kind.

Keep our community safe

Councillor Gary Waller Safer, Greener and Transport Portfolio Holder said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Paul and Tony on behalf of the people of the Epping Forest district.”

“You support and help people when they are vulnerable after falling victim to domestic abuse, bogus callers or burglary, showing them a way forward. Essex Police have recognised you both for the positive work you do to help keep our community safe.”