Internal Nominations

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    Unknown/Miscellaneous (Internal)

    I would like to nominate the Occupational Health and Welfare team for a WOW award as I feel this small team goes over and above in terms of supporting individuals through difficult personal and occupational times. They are dealing with an extremely high level of demand which is growing due to the i...

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    PC 2692 Christopher Smith

    PC 9018 Andrew Wilson

    Our 17 year old daughter had a complete, violently destructive "episode" in the early hours of 1st October 2018. PCs Smith and Wilson who attended were very caring and compassionate; way above the call of duty. My daughter was admitted by ambulance to Darlington Memorial Hospital. Both ...

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    PC 2642 Darren Rogers | Neighbourhood Command - Consett

    On behalf of my parents I would like to nominate Darren for his hard work and dedication in support of my parents' ongoing issues with a neighbour whereby they had become victims of criminal damage which resulted in a recent court case. I attended the court with my parents and witnessed first hand D...

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    D/Sgt 2658 Anthony Murray

    Mrs Claire Turnbull

    I would like to nominate Tony Murray and Claire Turnbull for a WOW award for doing an outstanding job by giving out information in relation to phone scams, internet fraud and cold callers. Without Tony and Claire I would be a broken man as I was once a victim of a phone scam which led me to believe ...

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    PC 2571 Dean Wilson | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command

    PC 2712 Paul Pringle | Neighbourhood Command - Peterlee

    PCs Paul Pringle and Dean Wilson responded to a call for support from a mental health residential unit following an incident whereby a resident was being violent towards staff and causing damage to the property. The resident was very distressed and demanding to be taken to hospital voluntarily. ...

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    PC 2401 Paul Cotgrave | Response Command - Peterlee

    I just wanted to say thank you for the exceptional service provided by Paul Cotgrave following recent malicious communications. Every interaction with Paul has been excellent and after the meeting with the injured party, the office left with a feeling that Paul had listened and understood our conce...

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    DC 1063 Darren Cresswell

    PC Cresswell has been investigating a criminal case where I was the victim which has left me in complete shock and affected me. He is handling this case to an excellent standard and has supported me as a victim with care and providing me regular updates and checking if I was coping okay as well. His...

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    DC 2249 Michael Rutherford | Neighbourhood Command - Stanhope

    Excellent response and very informative when the company was a victim of theft. He managed to get a guilty plea from admitting nothing from the start based on the evidence gathered. Very quick to act and most importantly kept me and the business updated with every situation and unfold meaning we cou...

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    PC 2202 Joanne Craig | Neighbourhood Command - Peterlee

    PC 9009 Alexandra Johnson

    My family would like to say a big thank you to PCs Joanne Craig and Alexandra Johnson for their bravery and professionalism on the 8th September, 2018 when they gave chase and detained an offender who unbeknown to them was armed with a knife. Further to this, on 17th September, 2018, PC Joanne C...

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

    Brian Donnelly has been kind,helpful,informative,understanding throughout the crisis with our son which continues now, he has given so much support and has shown that his caring and support has gone way beyond his duty. He is a wonderful PCSO and man. Thank you Brian so much.

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    PC 2202 Joanne Craig | Neighbourhood Command - Peterlee

    PC 9009 Alexandra Johnson

    I would like to nominate PC Joanne Craig for the award, following her professionalism and bravery in the face of danger in dealing with an armed attacker inside my girlfriend's family home. She managed to talk him out of the house keeping everyone safe, eventually catching and arresting the offende...

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    Mr Craig Baston (Internal)

    Craig was the IT Engineer tasked with delivering the new national ANPR Programme pilot within Durham Constabulary. The force's partnership with a key supplier and our ability to get the job done working collaboratively with suppliers and the national ANPR implementation team has lead to increase...

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    PC 2958 David Weston

    PC 2376 Hilary Rice

    Sunday the 9th, October, 2018 is a day I will never forget but will always remember the support we received from PCs David Weston and Hilary Rice as well as all the others involved. Sadly a family member tried to take his own life and by some what of a miracle was still alive when the emergency ...

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    PC 2968 Paul Ashley

    PC Ashley supported the CAMHS crisis team nurses when they attended an address to conduct a mental health assessment with a vulnerable young person who was fearful of mental health services and reluctant to engage with the nurses. He supported the young person to engage due to the rapport he had...

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    PCSO 7909 Laura Birbeck

    PCSO 8123 Ross Herring

    On 8th September, 2018, an accident occurred in the practice ring during an equestrian event at Stanhope Show. Having just won the previous event the rider entered the practice ring on her horse, watched closely by a friend. As the horse approached the jump, it put in an extra stride which unba...

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    PCSO 7532 Lewis Formosa

    Mr Anthony Hardy

    PC 1493 Glen Henderson

    My friend and I attended Durham Miners Gala from Glasgow on 8th July, 2018. We had timed train tickets to return home after the event, however, the streets between us and the station were completely filled with people and there was no way we were going to make it in time, particularly as my friend h...

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    PCSO 8009 Rachael Farrimond-Wight

    Miss Nicole Herbert

    Mrs Debbie Barron

    The team have been to our school on a number occasions over the past year and worked with a group of children 'The Digital Crew'. The sessions and activities, set to the children's age were very engaging and always fun so with each session they became more confident. To have the police come into sch...

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    PC 952 Dawn Lee

    I am nominating Dawn Lee for a WOW award as she has been a great help and support to me through a very difficult situation and has done her utmost to make sure that me and my daughter are safe and happy and has come to the new house to see if we have settled in and to see if we needed anymore help. ...

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    PC 2987 Gemma Chappell

    On 27th August, 2018 my son was assaulted in Chester-le-Street after a night out with friends. Gemma contacted me to say she would be arriving at the hospital within the hour and advised that she would remain with my son throughout the day. He was in a very serious condition but Gemma's demeano...

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    PC 2638 Andrew Rochelle

    A/Insp Peter Hoole

    PC 2974 Bradley Jones

    PC 2961 Max Clarke

    PC 2828 Edward Drake

    I would like to nominate A/Inspector Peter Hoole and his colleagues for their swift response to a highly challenging incident involving a high risk patient who was threatening violence and had smashed their way out of a locked ward environment. They all went the extra mile in supporting the nursing...

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    PC 1445 Harry Marsh | Response & Crime

    Harry supported me through an incredibly difficult domestic violence case. This case as always was sensitive and incredibly difficult for myself to proceed with as it had emotional attachment with children involved. Without Harry's sensitive and professional experience and ongoing support I can hone...

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    PC 1445 Harry Marsh | Response & Crime

    I nominate pc Harry Marsh, harry has helped us so much during the last 8 months, he's been respectful, helpful and absolutely amazing. I couldn't of asked for a better outcome and a nicer man. On new years eve 2017 I was assaulted and PC Harry Marsh was one of the police officers who attended the ...

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    PC 1320 Andrew Guest | CDSOU

    I was involved in a road traffic accident on 30th June and Andrew was the officer that came to the scene. He was very helpful at the time and sorted everything out. I was taken to hospital and kept in for five days. About two weeks afterwards he came to our house to see if I was recovering and gave...

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    PC 962 Louise Burgess | Response Command - Consett

    There is often the perception that police officers are "just doing their job, don't take things seriously and will judge you". I used to have this attitude unitil I was met with a surprisingly scary situation in which the man was subsequently convicted of harassment. Without the help...

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    Miss Sharon Slater (Internal)

    PC 511 Paul Hails (Internal)

    Mrs Samantha Worthington (Internal)

    PC 1517 Jeffrey Barksby (Internal)

    Over the past month I have worked quite a bit with the planning team, namely Sharon Slater, Paul Hails, Sam Worthington and Jeff Barksby. I have been involved with the PSU deployment to TVP, the Durham miners gala and also Operation Brahams at Peterlee. The work ethic of each and every one of the...

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    PCSO 6642 Christine O'Brien | Neighbourhood Command - Newton Aycliffe

    We have recently been having anti-social problems with our neighbours and just wanted to say a big thank you to Christine for her support in working with local partners to build up a catalogue of evidence which resulted in the family being moved from the area. When times have been hard, she was alw...

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    Mrs Caroline Allen

    I have just completed the recruitment and selection process for Durham Constabulary and due to start in September. During the months of waiting and completing all the required assessments and vetting procedures I have been in touch with Caroline on a number of occasions asking general questions or n...

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    PCSO 7746 Michelle Burr | Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command

    Michelle never hesitates to help in our Community! Her friendly helpful attitude has won our hearts. Her positive attitude gives people confidence to move forward with their hopes and their dreams. I don't even think she realises her abilities and her professionalism is like a breath of fresh air. ...

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    PCSO 7037 Sharon Bowman | Neighbourhood Command - Peterlee

    Sharon works so well in her community, and is approachable, friendly,very well respected and does her job above and beyond her remit. You always get a reply or follow up when you need help or advice. I feel Sharon loves her job and cares about people. She is able to handle many difficult situatio...

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    PC 962 Louise Burgess | Response Command - Consett

    Louise went above and beyond her duty to assist my partner and I during a very traumatic experience with continual harrassment. She was consistently professional, patient and empathic. The situation was so bad I genuinely believe PC Burgess saved my partners life, often it is the subtle heroism that...

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    PCSO 5341 Mark Lumsden | Business Innovation & Development Command

    I wish to nominate PCSO Lumsden for his Instrumental work on the Stanley Dementia Friendly Community bid which resulted in achieving 'Working Towards Dementia Friendly Community' status. Mark has been involved from the start, attending and speaking at all meetings, and was part of a steering group g...

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    Lisa Graham | BID Command (Internal)

    Lisa was the project officer in charge of the roll out of the new Body Worn Video devices. Along with the scoping out of the devices she created the roll out plan to ensure that all front line officers received their BWV within 6 weeks. Lisa along with others from the Business Change department came...

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    PCSO 8206 Victoria Trotter (Internal)

    Victoria who likes to be known as "Tori" is young in service but you would not think this is the case when you monitor her workload. She has had a real positve impact on her local beat of Shotton Colliery which is a very challenging and at times a very demanding area to police. Victoria ha...

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    PCSO 8183 Shaunagh Foreman (Internal)

    Shaunagh is young in service, however she has already had a great and positve impact on her local community of Trimdon, which has not only been highlighted by local councillors but by the local community as well. Recently we have a new PCSO Started on our beat (Trimdon Station) Last year, Shaunag...

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    PC 2915 Neal Jones | Response & Crime Command

    Myself and my partner had a meeting with PC Jones on the 27th May to discuss an upsetting situation regarding malicious emails. We were both very nervous about what to expect as we have not visited a police station before. PC Jones was very friendly and reassured us, he made time to understand our ...

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    PC 2879 Emma Lawton (Internal)

    PC 2858 Ryan Brown (Internal)

    Both officers attended a report of a male being assaulted in a local public house by unknown persons. Upon arrival everyone in the pub refused to speak to police however as time passed it became aparent that the male 'victim' was in fact responsible for an assault on his female partner, who was sat...

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    PCSO 8117 Laura Batey (Internal)

    Laura showed great professionalism and dedication during a very intense situation in caring for a very distraught victim of rape and robbery. Without PCSO Batey's dedication. compassion and skill in calming the situation the incident may never have been reported and vital details lost. I would there...

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    PC 2925 Bethany Otty | Response & Crime

    When I recently found myself to be a victim of crime, PC Beth Otty has been extremely caring and supportive throughout this process and has listened carefully to my views and concerns, writing them into a very succinct and accurate personal statement. I appreciate her kind and helpful demeanor which...

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

    Brian has done a lot of good work with our school, Newker Primary, since January 2018, when I started as the new Headteacher. He has come in with another colleague to do talks with Year 6 around various subjects, such as cyber safety and keeping themselves safe. He has visited with his colleagues w...

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    Mr Neil Fairless

    After attending our premises at Haswell & District Mencap following the theft of our wheelchair ramp. PC Kevin Robson emailed all officers about the theft. This email led to Neil Fairless attending our premises the following day with a ramp that he had made in the workshop within 24 hours!! This...

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