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.



    Mr Michael Elsom (Internal)

    Michael Elsom, an investigative officer in my case is outstanding, a credit to the force and a gentleman to chat and talk with". the only one down side is he supports Newcastle united :-) I am genuinely grateful for everything Michael has done for me and I can't thank him enough for getting...

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    PCSO 6939 Simon Walters | Neighbourhood Command - Consett

    PCSO 8015 James Robson

    Both officers attended after I reported a group of youths trying to start a fire next to the railway line where I live. It was fairly dark and I pointed in the general direction of the group who were in a field which is challenging to access, was quite deep in mud and very overgrown but they both t...

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    PCSO 7008 Rachael Small | Neighbourhood Command - Darlington

    PCSO 7532 Lewis Formosa

    PCSOs Formosa and Small attended the home of an elderly confused lady who suffers from dementia. There had been previous calls to the address all involving her locking herself in the house and unable to find the key, causing her high levels of distress and anxiety. PCSO Formosa had attended a pre...

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    PC 1145 Ian Squire | CDSOU

    PC 1572 Michael Fisher | CDSOU

    Sgt 1076 Michael Richardson | Neighbourhood Command - Chester-le-Street

    My six year old son recently found a bag of cannabis on the pavement whilst going to the hairdressers with his Dad. In his innocence, he put it in his pocket thinking it was moss like we had fed to the reindeer over Christmas. We found it the next morning in the car where he had left it! I put a com...

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    PC 2511 Robert Simmons | Tasking & Coordination Command

    Rob Simmons rang me regarding an incident that I was unfortunately a victim of. He worked tirelessly to find the perpetrator involved and kept me informed every step of the way. The police sometimes get a bad press but I would like to say I am very grateful for his conscientious efforts. Thank you. ...

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    PCSO 8120 Patryk Montelatyc

    I'm nominating Patryk a PCSO who patrols Middleton-St-George. I broke my leg badly at the reservoir two months ago. He helped me get to safety and stayed with me whilst help came. Can I just say Patryk, it was broken pretty badly and I'm glad you were there to help as I couldn't have lasted much ...

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    PCSO 7950 Laura Haley | Neighbourhood Command - Spennymoor

    We feel this officer has gone above and beyond the norm, to find the youth who stole from us. Her diligent work and effort can not be exaggerated and we are so proud to have her as our PCSO. She has kept us up to date with all that has transpired and been of great support when we needed it. We...

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    PC 2227 John Gordon

    PC 2047 Niall Brown

    At approximately 11.00 pm on Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018, PCs Gordon and Brown attended my home when my father in law passed away suddenly. They were very professional, but helpful and very mindful of what we were dealing with (we were in shock even though he had been very ill and it was expected ...

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    D/Sgt 2658 Anthony Murray

    I would like to nominate Tony for a WOW award because he has saved me and others from fraud giving us the information to protect ourselves and answering any questions we have about the different types of fraud and giving us resources to know where to report any incidents; he is always willing to hel...

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    PC 2043 Brian Dawson | Neighbourhood Command - Peterlee

    I would like to nominate PC Brian Dawson for a WOW award for his huge effort during a particularly busy time of year. Exactly a week before Christmas day I purchased an expensive pair of trainers for my son's Christmas. I had been looking for this particular pair for a number of weeks both online a...

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    PC 2363 Tracy Cornfield

    I would like to recommend Tracy Cornfield for the help and fantastic manner in which she dealt with my car being broken into . She arranged everything and was very efficient and empathetic .I was very impressed by the way the police dealt with my situation. CSI were on site within hours of the bre...

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    Paula Somersall

    I would like to praise Paula who I was first introduced to during the preparation for court through the criminal justice service following a malicious attack in December 2015. I initially hoped that I could have gone ahead with the restorative justice approach, however, unfortunately due to a not gu...

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    DC 2361 Grant Cockerill

    Following a malicious attack in December 2015 in a Spennymoor night club I would like to praise Grant who came to visit myself and my family numerous times at home. As I had never been involved with the police before I was completely unaware of the process that followed. Grant ensured that I receive...

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    PC 2103 David Howells

    In December 2015, I was maliciously attacked in a night club in Spennymoor and I would like to praise PC Howell who ensured that I was taken to hospital following the incident. He stayed with me while I was treated, took me back home and even popped his head in the hospital following my operation t...

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    PC 2511 Robert Simmons | Tasking & Coordination Command

    Rob put so much effort into investigating my incident that I could hardly believe how dedicated and thorough the service was. In no time at all he had spoken to witnesses and those involved. He made everyone feel listened to and understood yet was completely professional, approachable and friendly ...

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    PC 2511 Robert Simmons | Tasking & Coordination Command

    Rob went way past the call of duty in helping us with our case of missing Keys. He took it upon himself to keep us in the loop from start to finish and updated us even when there was nothing to report. It's clear that Rob truly cares about getting a case closed with a logical conclusion. He contin...

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    PC 1145 Ian Squire | CDSOU

    PC 1572 Michael Fisher | CDSOU

    Insp Kevin Salter | Neighbourhood Command

    Mrs Sarah Harris

    Miss Emma Newman

    As usual, my four year old twin boys had an amazing time at the annual Emergency Services Superhero event in Shildon. After winning a prize, they were invited to the Headquarters to collect their award. From start to finish the boys were given so much attention and really made to feel special. E...

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    PC 2418 Paul Gooden | Neighbourhood Command

    Following a recent incident involving a neighbour, Paul handled my case superbly. He was very professional and kept my spirits up even when I thought things weren't going my way. I cannot praise him high enough and he is an absolutely top guy and a credit to the force.

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    PC 2856 George Burton | Support Services - Learning and Development

    PC2917 Michael Crawford

    I would like to nominate PCs George Burton and Michael Crawford for their quick response to a burglary at my home which resulted in my car keys and vehicle being stolen. Both officers acted with professionalism and reassured me by explaining everything they were doing and why. This was my first co...

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    PCSO 7184 Rebecca Carey | Neighbourhood Command - Crook

    Sgt 598 Kay Howarth | Response/Neighbourhood Command - Durham

    SC 3799 Mark Herkes

    SC 3798 Victoria Hendry

    Rebecca, Kay, Mark and Victoria are nominated for their work with the University and our students particularly during University Induction Week. They worked hard to win the confidence of the Colleges (and students), ensuring they were intimately involved with Induction Week planning and executio...

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