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GMP celebrate shining stars at awards ceremony

9 October 2018

Greater Manchester Police’s shining stars recognised at awards ceremony.

The force’s STARS awards, hosted by Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, honour brave officers, volunteers, investigative teams and police staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the past year.

Awards were presented to officers, apprentices, Police Community Support Officers and volunteers at Gorton Monastery in October.

Awards were presented for officers work in areas of Service, Teamwork, Action, Respect and Safety, as well as a number of Special Recognition awards which were also handed out.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins opened the event by paying tribute to all GMP officers and staff from the force’s different divisions.

He said: “Over the past 12 months our police officers and staff have once again excelled and these awards are testament to the wonderful work that they do day in day out.

“The STARS awards are a fantastic celebration of achievement and a way of showing appreciation for the amazing work that they do.

“The public motivation score was extremely high in our recent staff survey, which shows how highly motivated GMP colleagues are to deliver public service, and the award nominations we received from across the force reflect that.”

Some of the individuals recognised included Sergeant Philip Lowe who has developed a cohesive strategy to successfully deal with youth disorder in Stockport.

Customer Enquiry Unit Supervisor Joanne Taylor was recognised for transforming the unit and service for the public in just 12 months.

PC James Booth from the Wigan borough landed the Service by Student Officers award for his dedication to learning and development and the excellent role model he has become for new students.

Meanwhile, those arded for their exemplary teamwork included Ordsall and Langworthy’s Neighbourhood Team in Salford.

The team have taken giant strides to tackle anti-social behaviour in Langworthy, by working closely with partner agencies and they have also secured over £15k of funding to help tackle this behaviour.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins added: “Congratulations to all the officers, staff and volunteers that were nominated for awards and the standard was higher than ever this year.

“I’d like to say a big thanks to all the sponsors who are funding the awards, as without their support we couldn’t stage this event, and to Michelle Livesey from Hits Radio, who is giving her time to compere the event for us.

“All of our winners have shown a huge amount of professionalism and a dedication to the people of Greater Manchester and have done the force proud.”

Congratulations to all the winners, who include:

Service Awards
PS Phil Lowe (Stockport), Joanne Taylor (Operational Communications Branch), Crystal Davies (Local policing), PC James Booth (Wigan), Special Chief Inspector Dean Cullen (Stockport)

Teamwork Awards
Student Officer Assessors OLWD,Forensic Laboratory Unit SCD, Ordsall & Langworthy Neighbourhood Team (Salford)

Action-Innovation Award
Livechat (Corporate Communications & OCB

Respect Award
Donna Crowther (Local Resolution Officer, Rochdale)

Safety-Bravery Award
C-Team (City of Manchester)

Chief Constable’s Special Recognition Awards
Chaplain Services, Special Constabulary

Sir John Zochonis Award – Cadet 2018
Cadet James Finerty (City of Manchester)

Sir John Zochonis Award – Cadet Leader 2018
Cadet Leader Jo Green (Stockport Voluntary Police Cadets Team

Sir John Zochonis Award – Cadet Team 2018
Stockport Voluntary Police Cadets

The Karen Mulligan Award for Diversity in Action 2018
Positive Action Team , Human Resources


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