Milton Keynes police officer who cooked meals for struggling people and worked 357 hours overtime during the pandemic is honoured

This officer went above and beyond the call of duty supporting those who were struggling in the pandemic.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 2:53 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 2:56 pm

This police officer's help and support to those struggling during the pandemic, included cooking hot meals and working 357 hours of overtime.

She is a member of the Thames Valley Police's, special constabulary and offered to take on additional leadership responsibilities.

This involved leading special constables, providing support and guidance and also ensuring they had access to the right equipment to perform their roles.

A Milton Keynes police officer was recognised for her work within the community and police force helping people during the pandemic

A spokesperson for the Thames Valley Police said she led by example with: "An innate sense of authenticity and dedication, her work supporting the local policing area and the command team was commended.

"As well as her high standards of work, her positive disposition through tough situations was noted, especially during a year that has been challenging for all of us. Officers across Milton Keynes noted how she had gone above and beyond and demonstrated the real sense of family within the police."

Also a 12-year-old from Milton Keynes also won the Thames Valley Police's, Young Hero Award.

Louis was recognised for spending his daily exercise picking up litter in Milton Keynes. Initially, Louis was using his gran's litter picker, but he used his pocket money to upgrade and buy his own picker and hoop to carry bin bags in.

When hearing Louis had spent his free time, helping others and improving the environment he and his community live in, Louis' mother said to the Thames Valley Police: "That she was bursting with pride and she was pleased that he took it upon himself to do something so selfless to stay occupied during lockdown."

The Milton Keynes pair were recognised at the annual High Sheriff’s Awards. This year's virtual ceremony recognised 40 people including police staff and the general public. Thames Valley Police officials wanted to reward individuals who had taken action in uniquely challenging circumstances.