North Devon police awards night

AN awards night honouring members of the police force in North Devon and their civilian partners was held at the Civic Centre in Barnstaple on Monday. A number of awards were presented to recognise good work. Superintendent Kevin Harris said: This is rea

AN awards night honouring members of the police force in North Devon and their civilian partners was held at the Civic Centre in Barnstaple on Monday.

A number of awards were presented to recognise good work.

Superintendent Kevin Harris said: 'This is really only the tip of the iceberg in respect of the levels of professionalism and dedication that I see among my staff every day as they seek to serve their communities across North Devon and Torridge.

"It is good to celebrate some of this work and I am very proud to command a team that has helped to reduce crime year on year and make it the third safest area of the country."


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Those receiving awards were: Student officer of the year, PC Anthony Cross, Barnstaple; PCSO of the year, Beverley Harvey, Torrington; Frontline officer of the year, PC Andrew Bennett, Barnstaple; Special Constable of the year, Linda Bealey, Torridge; Investigator of the year, Richard Napier; Domestic Abuse investigation team, PC Graeme Clarke; Team of the year, PC Pippa Davies; Community Officer of the year, Graham James, South Molton; North Devon inspiring confidence, Station Inquiry Officer Norman Powell; Lifetime achievement, PC Tony Ellis, Torridge.

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