Humberside Fire and Police Volunteers Celebrated
3:03pm 15th May 2013
On Friday 10 May 2013, volunteers giving their time freely in support of both Humberside Police and Humberside Fire and Rescue were rewarded in recognition of their work throughout the year.
This year’s Annual Awards Event took place on Friday 10 May at the Country Park Inn and was hosted by staff from Humberside Police’s Community Safety Unit and attended amongst others by Chief Constable Justine Curran, Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove and Chief Fire Officer Richard Hannigan.
In welcoming every one to the event Chief Constable Justine Curran commended those involved in volunteering, acknowledging their valuable input. She said:
“We are here tonight to say a big thank you to you all and to present certificates in recognition of your hard work. It promises to be a fantastic evening rewarding those who give back to the communities they live in, making Humberside a safer and better place to live, work and visit.”
Although not all volunteers were able to be present at the event, all received certificates demonstrating the efforts and contributions of all as being equally valued.
A number attending received certificates for multiple hours accrued in volunteer roles.27 individuals received awards for 100 dedicated volunteer hours and 4 for 500 dedicated volunteer hours.Three volunteers were recognized for accrued hours in their thousands – Gordon Calvert, Rob McMillan and Malcolm Cooper for 1000, 2000 and 3000 volunteer hours respectively.
8 volunteers received 5 year Long Service Awards, they were Pauline Adams, Vince Lobley, Malcolm Cooper, Carol Padgett, Colin Ashton, Sabih Saleh, Carol Keogh and Gordon Calvert have performed a wide range of duties including public facing enquiry desk functions and back office administrative roles.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Matthew Grove recognizes the contribution given to the service by volunteers and said:
“I am extremely proud of the work done by our volunteers who devote many hours of their time to serving their community. The support they give to Humberside Police is invaluable and they are an integral part of our team. I encourage anyone who wants to help make their community safer to get involved and become a volunteer.”
Joy Harvie from Humberside Police’s Community Safety Unit who co-ordinates many of the activities for volunteers said:
“Since the introduction of the Police Service Volunteers, I have been greatly impressed by their commitment, flexibility and enthusiasm for their roles.They are a valuable asset to Humberside Police and actively contribute to the day to day work we undertake.
“They remove a significant amount of administrative burden and provide an excellent service to the public at our community events. If you would like more information on volunteering opportunities within Humberside, Police please contact me on 01482 220723 or alternatively by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
You can also find out more by visiting http://www.humberside.police.uk/volunteers
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