The District Awards are an opportunity to recognise excellent work by officers and staff, as well as members of the public, who go the extra mile.
Supt Sarah Jackson, District Commander, said:
“This is the third District Awards Ceremony I have held, since becoming District Commander in 2015.
“It’s always a great honour to be able to present congratulations to our officers, staff and members of the public who have shown great passion in what they do to help others in our community.
“We have seen great acts of bravery, in which vulnerable people have been helped – in some cases from potentially life-threatening incidents”.
• Sgt Simon Lythgoe, PC John Packham, PC Carolyn Pointing and Miss Anna Hardy (member of the public)
For their work in helping a distressed lady, on the top of culver cliffs, to come away from the cliff edge. They can take credit for bringing this incident to a safe conclusion.
• Special Constabulary Chief Inspector Michael Hayward
SCI Mike Hayward was congratulated for 25 years voluntary service to Hampshire Constabulary.
• Mark Buggie – RSPCA Inspector
Mark has been recognised for being an integral member of the IOW Country Watch team for the past 6 years and the Islands Rural Issues Group, for which he has helped shape the drive and focus of the team. He is thoroughly deserving of a major award in recognising what he brings to the police service.
• PCSO Neil Harris
Awarded for going above and beyond over the summer, specifically regarding a burglary and a robbery, in which suspects were arrested as a direct result of PCSO Harris’ actions.
• Mrs Tahnee Fletcher and Emma (her dog)
Tahnee and her dog Emma were recognised for helping a 93-year-old neighbour, who could have been left on the floor for many hours with possible fatal consequences without their help.
• PC Kirsty Dunn
PC Dunn was recognised for her work at a road traffic collision, giving CPR and trying to save a man’s life despite there being no hope of his survival. She showed excellent professionalism and dedication to duty in a very emotional situation.
• PC Christopher Canavan, Acting Sgt Mark Radford, PC Martin Norman, PC Dominic Green and PC John Davis
These officers were recognised for their professionalism and for showing great compassion when they attended a scene of a woman who had been found hanging. They gave CPR for 20 minutes and while it was unsuccessful, they done everything possible to try to save the woman, as well as providing comfort and support to the distressed partner.
• PC Ellis Butler and police dog Oscar
PC Butler and his dog Oscar were awarded for two jobs, in which they showed tenacity and skill in tracking and then in securing suspects and property, which resulted in arrests.
• PC Michelle Jackson
Awarded for good work on an investigation, which resulted in a registered sex offender pleading guilty to three offences. PC Jackson showed sheer commitment to ensure this offender was successfully brought to justice.
• Miss Terri Wheaton and Mr Luke Chandler
Terri Wheaton and Luke Chandler were recognised for stopping an assault, restraining the suspect and ensuring the victim got home safely. This resulted in the suspect pleading guilty to the offence in court.
• Mrs Jennifer Turner
Police received a report of a suicidal girl on the cliff edge on the wrong side of the barrier. Police were able to bring her to safety, following the initial actions of Mrs Jennifer Turner who intervened early and called police.
• Insp Terry Clawson
Insp Clawson was nominated by his previous team – for being ‘the best Inspector ever’.