Internal Nominations

    Thanks to all our employees who have encouraged their team members. Please have a look through our recent internal nominations get a feel for our working environment.



    PC 2961 Max Clarke | Response & Crime Command (Internal)

    PC 2990 Daniella Jones | Response & Crime Command (Internal)

    In the early hours of 20th February 2019 a call was received by Police to state a male had just been witnessed stealing lead from the porchway. The lone female inside the address had disturbed this male and was shaken up by the incident. Numerous officers attended and carried out an area search, how...

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    Mary Williams | Vulnerability Intervention Pathways | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command

    I'd like to nominate Mary for the outstanding support she gives, she goes above and beyond her role in helping vulnerable people. After a very very traumatic time of harassment and having to move due to this, the support she has given me and others alike is outstanding and I for one could not have c...

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    PC 2967 Catherine Morris | Response & Crime Command

    On Sunday, 17th February, Cat visited our house in an appointment arranged after our property was subject to criminal damage due to stone-throwing by local youngsters the previous day. She was unfailingly patient, pleasant and courteous in her discussions with my wife and I concerning the incident,...

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    PC 2835 Ben Lefevre | Response & Crime Command

    PC 2870 Ian Murphy | Response & Crime

    Both officers attended a motorcycle accident after it had been called in by myself. Both Ian and Ben dealt with the witness who was an elderly lady and very shaken by the incident as she had viewed the rider come off and hit the barriers. Both officers have then transported the lady and her car home...

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    Mr David Patterson | Response & Crime Command (Internal)

    On behalf of myself and my fellow officers, we would like to nominate David Patterson for a WOW award for his dedication and going the extra mile in a recent important court case. The Police were forced into a difficult position by the defence in relation to the disclosure of sensitive third party ...

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    PCSO 6783 Steven Richardson | Neighbourhood Command - Barnard Castle

    I saw Steve in Morrison's while I was shopping with my 6 year old twins. They had been learning about people who help us at school and were keen to meet a real life policeman. They approached Steve excitedly and he was happy to talk to them at length about his job, his kit and catching robbers. He c...

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    PC 504 Stacy Beresford | Response & Crime (Internal)

    Stacy was given an incident to deal with today where a female who is well known to us had threatened to kill herself over night. Stacy quickly identifed how at risk this female was which hadn't particularly come accross on the log. There were no contact details for the female. Stacy liaised with oth...

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    Mrs Michelle Sigsworth | Tasking & Coordination Command (Internal)

    During the first quarter of 2018 local intelligence staff identified and linked together three indecent exposures whereby an unknown male had pulled alongside lone females in a vehicle and indecently exposed himself to them, one of whom was a teenager. This suspect could not be identified through c...

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    PC 1869 Claire Trewick | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command

    PC Trewick assumed responsibility for the case of a carer who had stolen from my elderly mother. The victim was classed as vulnerable due to her age (80+) and her medical condition of Alzheimers/ dementia. From the onset Claire treated this case with care and empathy, keeping me informed throughout ...

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    Mrs Helen Shingleton

    I have been in contact with Helen twice in the last month. Firstly was regarding my European Firearms Pass certificate that has been processed in record time after and secondly was in relation to the the variation of my certificate to acquire an additional calibre She has been extremely professional...

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    Insp Warren Edwards | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command

    id like to nominate inspector Edwards for this award because with out his care and support my life would have ended I went through a very very traumatic time of harassment and problems from 2 pc officers that made things difficult at times but the help warren gave in getting e moved and support from...

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    PC 1840 Jason Pinchen | Response & Crime Command

    I would like to nominate Jason for helping me take my ex partners things and dogs to his property 4 miles away when I had no transport and worried what might happen, would definitely nominate him, he helped me throughout all this time, thanks so much for helping.

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    PCSO 7356 Marc Hay | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command

    Over the past year I've contacted Heather Scott and the Council for support with speeding issues in Elton Parade. The residents of our street have been incredibly concerned with speeding and other issues in the road. There have been accidents at the cross roads at Cleveland Terrace and Coniscliffe...

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    PC 250 Ian Craggs | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command

    Excellent service! PC Ian Craggs and his team have done a really good job getting a conviction for a nuisance neighbour who has been tormenting people for years. PC Ian Craggs and his team have worked very hard, and we have been able to settle and have some peace with this gentleman now being in pr...

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    PC 250 Ian Craggs | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command

    I would like to nominate PC 250 Ian Craggs Beat Officer for a WOW Award. Him and his team have supported the public in Tow Law (Bridge Street) As we had a nightmare neighbor who had moved in to the street called Stephen Lawson who was constantly harassing the neighbors and causing problems in the st...

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    Mr Ian Ridley | Business Innovation & Development Command (Internal)

    I am nominating Ian for a WOW Award for his determination and perseverance in finding a solution to replace a legacy in-bound telephone call system. This system provides in-call messaging for all non-emergency calls coming into Durham Constabulary, and without this work there was a risk that ICT w...

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    DC 1988 Brendan Barton | Response & Crime

    PC 2176 Victoria Atkinson | Response Command

    PC 2939 Steven Gill | Response & Crime

    PC 2910 Neil Turnbull | Response & Crime

    PC 2984 Mark Adamson | Reponse & Crime

    PC 669 Neil Westray | Response & Crime

    DC 2605 Laura Douglas | Response & Crime

    I would like to nominate all of the above for an award, they were all involved in investigating a break-in at my parents' home, everyone named deserves to be recognised and thanked for their participation and support, each one is a credit to the police force. My elderly parents (82+86) were sta...

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    PCSO 8218 Katie Martin | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command (Internal)

    Katie has been an invaluable part in supporting a plan to help a victim of domestic abuse after a DVPO was put in place. The victim has been repeatedly abused physically by her partner over the years and there has been an extensive amount of police involvement. Most of these incidents have resulted ...

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    DC 2167 Kelly Carter | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command (Internal)

    I am nominating Kelly Carter as her attitude towards her victims and desire to think about the wider needs of the victim and the victim's family should be recognised and wondered if I could nominate her for a WOW award? As we are aware there is some reluctance amongst some professionals to consider...

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    PC 2123 Maxine Dolan | Reponse & Crime Command

    Further to my phone call on Friday, please see information regarding one of your Officers, part of Darlington Prison Handling Team, Maxine Dolan, she is known as Bolly to her colleagues. I am former Police Staff myself, unfortunately left amidst the Sean Price saga having done what I thought wa...

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    PC 722 Richard Garrett

    In July 2018, PC Garrett dealt with the sudden death of my son and I feel he went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that he personally returned items of his property before Christmas. This allowed me to draw a line under some aspects of the circumstances surrounding his death which put my ...

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    PC 1296 Paul Walmsley | Response Command - Durham City

    PC Paul Walmsley put the faith back into the police; he is helpful, listens, is considerate and understands traditional police ideas. He recently came to my aid when my car was vandalised and offered all of the above and more. His understanding of people's thoughts about how policing should be done...

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    PC 2711 Andrew Davies

    I would like to recognise and praise Andrew for his help and support in dealing with a domestic break in earlier this year in Newton Aycliffe (June 2018). He was professional and pro-active to ensure that the relevant information and evidence was collated which appears to have been fundamental in be...

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    PC 2481 Andrea Wearmouth

    I would like to nominate Andrea Wearmouth because she is just an outstanding women who has just supported me through one of the worst years of my life the support this officer gave me was fantastic. I don't think I would have been able to see the case through if it had not been for her; she put so m...

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    Mrs Catherine Bradshaw (Internal)

    I have just finished a trial at Durham Crown Court where I have witnessed first hand the excellent work and support that was provided by Katie Bradshaw. During this trial Katie has shown professionalism, compassion, excellent communication skills and dedication to her role beyond what was expected. ...

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    PCSO 8119 Lauren Field | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command (Internal)

    PCSO Lauren Field was on mobile patrol when she came across an elderly lady who she believed had dropped her bags in the street on a cold, dark night. Lauren did not hesitate to assist and when she got closer, she realised that the lady had actually fallen over and had sustained a deep cut to her th...

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    Mrs Catherine Bradshaw

    I'd like to nominate Katie for a wow award. This last 18 months Katie has been there to support my wife and me through what's been one of the most trying and upsetting periods of our lives. Without her guidance and support I know my wife would have found the whole process too much and most likely wo...

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    PC 2747 Bitoo Kumar | Response & Crime - Darlington (Internal)

    I would like to praise Bitoo for his superb support and response to a referral regarding two vulnerable adults involving an assault within the context of a care home. He responded fantastically to our request for advice and delivered the information and support needed to ensure the incident was appr...

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    PCSO 7848 Matthew Walls | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command

    Dear Sir Madam , it is pleasure that I should like to nominate Matthew Walls 7848 Police Community Support Officer Newton Aycliffe Police Office If indeed there was a double wow award I would nominate this gentleman for it Mathew walls has been dealing with a harrasment case on behal...

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    PC 1759 Brendan Jackson | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command

    PC 9024 Beth Holmes | Response & Crime Command

    FACEBOOK COMMENT FROM JACKI FULLERTON as follows. I'm taking a momnet to praise our emergency services. Yesterday, 10 minutes after making a 999 call, I had a police van and car at my dads fully equiped with lock drilling equipment along with a very small PC as a back up plan Not only did they g...

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    PC 952 Dawn Lee | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods

    We want to thank Dawn so much. She has been helping us with an ongoing problem in our street and she continues to support us with our issues. We particularly want to mention how she dropped off some care teddy bears for our children. Myself and my little daughter received threats outside our house a...

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    Mrs Gail Oliver | Response & Crime Command (Internal)

    Throughout my service Gail has always gone out of her way to help, guide and ensure my safety and that of other colleagues at all times. Last night I asked for some advice and Gail will always try to help. If she can't help she will point me in the right direction to someone who can. Her knowledg...

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    PCSO 7095 Brian Donnelly | Neighbourhood Command - Chester-le-Street

    During the evening of Wednesday 31st October 2018 my lounge window was struck with eggs and fireworks thrown by unknown individuals that resulted in me being admitted to hospital having gone into severe shock. After the incident I called the police and Brian Donnelly attended, who immediately called...

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    Jake Robson | Business Innovation & Development (Internal)

    When you contact the ICT helpdesk it's invariably Jake that answers the phone. On each and every occasion we've spoken, not only has my problem been resolved quickly and efficiently but its always done so in a pleasant and helpful way; no matter how ridiculous the problem was! Jakes name crops up...

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    PCSO 6055 Debra Robson | Neighbourhood Command - Consett

    I would like to nominate PCSO Robson because of the work that she has carried out in the Langley Park area to reduce Crime and anti-social behaviour as well as boost resident morale. A time limited project (TLP) was started in May 2018 involving multi agency partnership where PCSO Robson was involve...

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    Miss Leanne Hogg | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods

    We would like to nominate Leanne Hogg for a WOW award, she has been investigating a fraud case against the most vunerable people. She has handled this case to the highest standard, she has also been very sensitive, patient and supportive during very upsetting and difficult times. She has kept us ...

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    PC 1173 Neil Walton | Neighbourhood Command - Darlington

    PC 2449 Paula Ruck | Neighbourhood Command - Newton Aycliffe

    I would like to nominate PC Ruck and her colleague Neil Walton for the support they have given Hurworth House School in recent years. Paula and Neil have worked tirelessly to support our students helping them to change negative behaviours and make positive choices in life. Paula and Neil have follow...

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    Jake Robson | Business Innovation & Development (Internal)

    Since Jake started working for Durham Constabulary around 2 years ago, he has stood out from the rest of the helpdesk team because of not only his expertise, but also his genuine desire to help us all resolve problems effectively and in a timely manner. He is the first to pick his head up from what...

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    PC 635 Ian Cousins | CDSOU

    Last Saturday 27/10/2018 we were unfortunately involved in a road traffic accident on the A19. My wife and daughter were also in the vehicle. We hit patches of ice during a hail storm and the vehicle spun violently off the road into the barrier. We were fortunate not to sustain any injuries. However...

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    PC 2907 Emma O'Connor | Response & Crime (Internal)

    I wish to highlight what I considered to be some excellent work by PC 2907 O'CONNOR who is on our team at Durham City. In September last year Emma with another officer attended an incident at HMP Durham where a female had attempted to take what at the time was an unknown object into the prison. E...

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