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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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    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 | Response & 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

    DC 2167 Kelly Carter | 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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    Mikei Hubbard | PCSV

    Whilst off duty as a Police Volunteer in his regular role as a security officer, we had a fire in store, Mikei arrived and took charge immediately. He asked his colleagues to ring 999 and he very calmly assessed the extent of the fire and managed to extinguish it before firefighters arrived. He was ...

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    PC 2691 Jan Simlesa | Response & Crime - Consett

    What an amazing officer; we came to the superhero day and my six year old son really loves the police. Jan took time to chat with him, answer any question and even let him sit in the police car, breathalised him and let him try on his heavy vest. All of that absolutely made my son's day and for ...

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    Rebecca Stainsby | Response & Crime Command (Internal)

    I wish to bring to your attention the excellent work and support provided by Street Triage Team member Rebecca Stainsby on the 28th of October 2018. Rebecca is an invaluable member of the STT team based within control room and I always impressed with the support the team in general provide often in...

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    PCSO 8017 Craig White

    Craig has been absolutely fantastic with me over the last year. He has supported me throughout some really troubling times and has helped me receive external support through VIP ( Vulnerable Intervention Pathway). Now, through Craig and VIP I live in a new house and feel so much more settled. T...

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    Katrina Meisuria | DC

    Katrina Meisuria what can I say; she is the most compassionate, respectful, honest, strong and dedicated person I have ever met. My only negative is the reason our paths crossed on the most harrowing and horrific event in my life. She gave me the strength and courage to continue fighting for the ju...

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    Mrs Margaret Toward (Internal)

    Mr Jim Taylor (Internal)

    Margaret and Jim are our force Welfare Officers and on a daily basis work tirelessly to support staff in the organisation. They promote the physical, psychological and social well-being of all staff and often, I believe, a lot of their work goes unnoticed due to confidentiality. I would like to no...

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    PC 2835 Ben Lefevre

    I would like to nominate Ben for going the extra mile when my grandsons bike was stolen. He took a statement and listened to my grandson who is 14 and is being picked on by a group of boys at school. My grandson said he talked to him and was a good role model as he would like to join the police when...

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    Mrs Catherine Bradshaw

    18 months ago I finally found the courage to report an historical incident that had happened to me. I can't describe how scared I was. After giving my evidence I was contacted by Katie who has been my pillar of strength from beginning to end. I've struggled so bad with reliving my real-life nightmar...

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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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