Police awards recognise hard work in Hertfordshire

L-R Chief Inspector Richard Liverside, Inspector Adam Such, PC Simon Carter, Chief Constable Andy Bl

L-R Chief Inspector Richard Liverside, Inspector Adam Such, PC Simon Carter, Chief Constable Andy Bliss - Credit: Archant

Officers and staff at Herts Police have been recognised for their hard work.

Police officers received commendations at the Hertfordshire Constabulary Awards at the Police Headquarters in Welwyn GC.

Chief Constable Andy Bliss, who helped host the event, said: ““It is a pleasure to see so many of our hard working and dedicated staff here today. It is an honour to be able to play a part in recognising the outstanding achievements of all our officers across Hertfordshire.”

Superintendent Simon Hawkins, of Letchworth GC, was recognised for his work in three major operations - organising the police response to the most recent Sonisphere festival at Knebworth Park, securing the Queen’s visits throughout Hertfordshire as part of her Jubilee tour, and monitoring the 2012 Olympic Games in Hertfordshire.

He, along with Superintendent Richard Liversidge and Inspector Steve Hague, who are both based in Stevenage, were recognised for their work policing the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert that took place at Knebworth Park last year.

Acting Inspector Ian McMurray, based in Stevenage, was recognised for his work in developing a comprehensive training package - the Proportionate Justice Training Package - which has been endorsed by high level police officials.

Ross Paybody, of Stevenage, was recognised for his assistance to paramedics when a man collapsed in the street in Borehamwood. Mr Paybody performed CPR on the man until the ambulance arrived. The man was taken to hospital and made a full recovery.

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Inspector Adam Such, who is based in Stevenage, received a Chief Constables Commendation.

Detective Constable Charlie Thorogood, of Stevenage, was recognised for her role interviewing witnesses in a case involving serious sexual abuse.

PC Simon Carter and PC David Gillard, both of Stevenage, received special Royal Humane Society awards for their acts of service.

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