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PCSO awarded for work on Burnham town beat
A POLICE woman has been named Police Community Support Officer of the Year in Somerset for her work in Burnham.
Susan Venn-Adams (pictured) was named the district winner in the Neighbourhood Policing Awards for working as part of the Burnham Town Neighbourhood Beat Team.
The first round of judging took place in August, when a panel of judges representing the Constabulary and Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner sifted through over 500 nominations.
Burnham resident Julie Anne Ford, who put Sue’s name forward for the accolade, said: “Sue was a tower of strength throughout our ordeal, we believe she went way beyond the call of duty and became our shoulder to cry on and our friend when the worst was happening.”
District winners were chosen by a panel which included Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, Chief Constable Nick Gargan, The Bristol Post Deputy Editor Rob Stokes and, from sponsors BT, Mike Parfitt.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “I want to congratulate all the winners and those who received a Highly Commended recognition.”
Chief Constable Nick Gargan said: “The standard of nominations this year made the judging process really tough. “From reading the citations, it’s clear that the winners mean so much to their communities.
“In addition to being a uniform presence on the street, they are very much part of the communities that they serve.”
The overall winners for Avon and Somerset in each category will be announced at a special awards dinner on October 24 at Cadbury House Hotel, Congresbury.