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CONGRATULATIONS: Hemel Hempstead officer recognised in annual awards

 Published on: 2nd November 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Hemel Hempstead officer has been recognised at the Chief Constable’s Annual Awards.

The constabulary came together yesterday evening (Wednesday, November 1) to celebrate the outstanding and dedicated work of our officers, staff and volunteers.

The Chief Constable’s Awards were held at Tewinbury Hotel in Welwyn.

Winning Intervention Officer of the Year was PC Jake Smith from the Dacorum Intervention Team based in Hemel Hempstead.

Jake has four years’ service as a police constable following on from previous service as a PCSO in Dacorum.

Jake regularly coaches new officers, dedicating a lot of time and effort to each colleague to get them to independent patrol. He puts in extra hours, takes on extra workload and deals with each incident in a way that new officers can learn and progress their knowledge.

Since the beginning of 2022, Jake has been awarded a Royal Humane Society Award, Head of Department Commendation, a Good Work Minute and was the Frank Mason Award 2023 runner-up.

He has received numerous records of praise from colleagues, external partners and victims of crime.

One member of the public, whose son had sadly died, said: “In a time when confidence in the police is at its all-time low, it’s reassuring that there are people who have dedication, compassion and commitment in dealing with incidents of a sensitive nature. Jake is a credit to the force.”

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