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.



    Mrs Caroline Allen (Internal)

    Caroline was my point of contact for my transfer into Durham Constabulary from Dorset and dealt with every query and issue that cropped up in a timely and efficient manner. She was courteous, patient and a consummate professional and made the transferee process so much smoother and easier to manage ...

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    PCSO 8108 Lisa Hall

    My son has autism and has been struggling. Lisa has been amazing; the support she has given my family has helped us through some very tricky times and I know she's working very hard within Durham Constabulory to raise autism awareness. My son had a very difficult month where the police had to come ...

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    PC 1572 Michael Fisher | CDSOU

    I just want to say what an absolute gentleman PC Fisher is. He went above and beyond during what was a potentially dangerous breakdown on the A19 on 22nd March, 2018 when the engine in my vehicle started to smoke after a loud bang. He showed professionalism and care to ensure I was taken to safet...

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    PCSO 6047 Sam Stephenson | Neighbourhood Command - Spennymoor

    My husband commited suicide last year and since then Sam has been an absolute saviour to me. Nothing was too much hassle for her . The compassion l have felt from her was beyond words. During my lowest times l knew that Sam would be there for me. I feel l can see a light at the end of this dark tunn...

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    PC 1939 Michael Auston

    Having never been in a situation we found ourselves in before this incident, not knowing what to expect, he made us feel very comfortable and at ease with his efficient, polite and courteous manner. Definitely a credit to the Police Force. Many many thanks

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    Insp Lee Blakelock

    Inspector Lee Blakelock and his hardworking staff all put in long hours and extra time and effort to make us feel safe and to assure us every step of the way what was being done. It took a long time to get to where we are today, and if it wasn't for their commitment and due diligence we may never ha...

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    PC 2240 Christine Ibinson

    Christine has supported me and my partner for the last few months through a very hard and traumatic time. We have been suffering incidents of anti-social behaviour and witness intimidation. We both feel that Christine helped us immenseley and we would not have coped without her care and support. So,...

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    Insp Kevin Salter | Neighbourhood Command

    Sgt 2148 Sam Turner | Roads Policing Unit

    Insp Ed Turner

    PCSO 8108 Lisa Hall

    They kindly gave up their rest days to show us round HQ for an auction prize in memory of PC Gavin Smith. We were made to feel welcome and it was a very informative visit .

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    SC 3697 Daniel Darnton

    I wish to highlight some excellent work by SC Daniel Darnton. In late 2017, the 'Keep It Out' illicit tobacco campaign went live across the north east of England. This led to considerable community intelligence being reported by the confidential illicit tobacco hotline, which Trading Standards s...

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    Lynne Richardson

    Anthony Hodgson contacted Checkpoint to thank Lynne for her help and support when he was on the Checkpoint programme. In his words: "LYNNE PICKED ME UP WHEN I WAS AT ROCK BOTTOM AND HELPED ME TURN MY LIFE AROUND. I AM NOW MOVING IN WITH MY GIRLFRIEND AND WOULDN'T BE DOING THIS WITHOUT LYNNE'S H...

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    DC 2110 Gary McLean (Internal)

    We were very unfortunate to be involved in a two in one burgalry whereby both of our cars were stolen. I would just like to thank DC McLean for responding immediately and locating one of the cars which had been abandoned elsewhere in Darlington. Thank you so much.

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    PC 2241 Katherine Lawrence | Response Command - Darlington

    On 29th March, 2018, I reported a sensitive issue involving my granddaughter, but fortunately not too serious. From the initial telephone contact and throughout, each and every member of staff treat us with utmost courtesy and respect and handled the difficult situation with great sensitivity. ...

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    PC 1572 Michael Fisher | CDSOU

    Sgt 1346 Peter Tate

    Spike and Pete visited both Busy Bears and Busy Bees to talk safety with the children. The interaction with the children was amazing and very child friendly, even down to sitting on the floor with the children in their 'school positions' and 'listening ears'. Spike and Pete interacted amazingly with...

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    PC 1145 Ian Squire | CDSOU

    PC 1572 Michael Fisher | CDSOU

    Mike and Ian recently took time during their shift to come and pay a visit to my son on his birthday which literally made him say WOW. The long days and hard work these guys do yet they still have time to put smiles on the faces of those who see them as heroes leaves me speechless. You are b...

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    PC 2511 Robert Simmons | Tasking & Coordination Command

    Rob helped us after a car crashed into ours and they left the scene without leaving any details. We really appreciate his help and understanding with our ongoing investigation, getting cctv to check their camera etc. Thankyou.

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    Mr Kevin Faill (Internal)

    Mr Keith Pinkney (Internal)

    On Monday 12th March 2018 I was off duty and received a call from my mum who had fallen near to HQ and broken her ankle whilst walking her dogs. Upon arrival I was greeted by Keith and Kevin who had been with my mum for some time. They got her a blanket to lie on and as it was pouring with rain, som...

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    DC 1769 Jayne Gatland

    Jayne picked up this case 10 months into the investigation and very quickly got to work and kept us in touch with how it was progressing. She was very supportive with my daughter and constantly reassured her that what ever the outcome of the case she was believed and not at fault. Days before the tr...

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    Miss Lisa Readshaw

    Lisa's support made the time leading upto and including the court process for my daughter as relaxed as possible under the circumstances. Without her support I don't think my daughter would have had the confidence to see it through to the end. The family can not thank her enough for her help during ...

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    PCSO 7758 Jennifer Atkinson

    Having read about bike security marking in the Newton News, I contacted Jen to see if any other date was available as I would be away on the published date. Each month I travel to Essex to see my severely disabled sister. She responded quickly and said that she would come to my home to mark the Gt...

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    PC 2858 Ryan Brown

    PC Ryan Brown helped me today whilst off duty. Ryan, without being asked, helped clear away the snow and ice from outside my address, allowing me to get out and about should I wish to do so. As I am retired with ailments, I would like to thank Ryan with a WOW nomination as he is a first class person...

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