Courageous Met officers and PCSOs recognised for bravery

Courageous Met officers and PCSOs recognised for bravery

 ‘Courageous, dedicated and hard-working’ Metropolitan Officers and PCSOs have been recognised for their bravery, professionalism and outstanding public spirit.

Members of the public were also commended by Richmond Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Parm Sandhu, at a ceremony in the town last week.

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, who lives in the Borough, was on hand to help present the awards alongside Ch Supt Sandhu and Richmond Mayor Cllr Lisa Blakemore.
 
Ch Supt Sandhu said: “Today’s ceremony is an opportunity to recognise some outstanding work on the visible front line of policing, as well as from support roles and outstanding support from members of the public.
 
“Without these people we could not function effectively.”
 
She added that the ceremony made her ‘extremely proud’ of her team.
 
“The courage, dedication and hard work shown is what policing is all about. We really do also appreciate the support of members of the public – thank you for stepping in and demonstrating true public spirit.
 
“A public thank you too to the family and friends of today’s recipients, I and the Metropolitan Police Service remain extremely grateful for the support you and your loved ones give us. 
 
“Policing has public service at its heart, and the commitment required can be demanding on our wider families. We understand that you too become part of that commitment and it is right that you too should share in today's celebration."
 
Metropolitan Police and PCSO Commendees;
 
PCs Russell Woollcott, Christopher Holland, Elleanor Murphy and a further PC for outstanding professional  behaviour and performance in dealing with a suicidal male.

PC Richard Valiant and PS Michael Stevens for outstanding performance and professionalism in saving a male from committing suicide.

PC Dean Smith (and Mr Ian Nicholls) for outstanding community engagement and partnership work.

PCs Dariusz Zajac (and Richard Valiant) for bravery shown in the apprehension of a violent male.

PCs Paramvir Takhar, Richard Valiant (and Mr Daniel Rose) for bravery and intervention to protect a vulnerable female.

PS James McKenna for professionalism and dedication to locate and detain two robbery suspects.

PC Sam Kelly for dedication and professionalism in successfully defining and fulfilling the role of the Borough Mental Health Liaison Officer for Richmond.

PC Robin Claydon for outstanding professionalism and bravery.

PCs Gemma Holcroft and Andrew Richardson for dedication and professionalism in their duty to save life in a hostile environment.

PC Richard Litherland and another PC for professionalism and dedication in performing lifesaving CPR to a young female.

DCs Craig Mulgrew, Rajinda Chana and DS Julie Harding for outstanding team work leading to the conviction of two robbery suspects.

PC Robin Claydon for reducing ASB, engaging with vulnerable young people and multi-agency working during the Hampton Summer Project 2016/2017.

PC Michael Lewis for outstanding work when dealing with vulnerable young people and those most at risk from CSE and crime.

PC Scott Lewis, Joanne Carter and PCSO Guinnie Mooneesawmy for dedication and professionalism when dealing with an elderly male.

PCSO Christopher Walden for an outstanding performance making Twickenham the best performing unit within the MPS for delivering MET TRACE.

PC Joanne Carter, PCSO Guinnie Mooneesawmy, (and Mr Taju Abdulai and Alan Petersen) for outstanding dedication and professionalism to apprehend two suspects committing fraud.

PCs Nadine Watkins and Nicole Morgan Russell for special recognition of Community support to aid victims of Domestic Violence.

PC David Jones for professionalism whilst dealing with an armed female.

DS Mary Coller, David Preston and Paul Tilney for outstanding Bravery, professionalism and dedication.

Sandra Hendry and PC Cheryl Smith for an outstanding performance in making a difference to young people on Richmond and Kingston Borough.

PCs Leah Arbuckle, Tobin Joint and PCSOs Fabrizia McKenna and Jim Harrison for gaining trust of a vulnerable homeless person and with outstanding partnership working, managing to rehouse the vulnerable person in time for winter.

A DC and DS Glenn Wright and DS Julie Harding for an outstanding performance in a High Risk Domestic Abuse case.

PCSO Eugenia Venour for outstanding professionalism, dedication and attitude in the role of Community Policing.

PCSO Bill Smith for an outstanding performance in reducing burglary offences within Whitton.

PC John McGann for outstanding partnership work as the Licencing Officer in Richmond Borough

PCs Phil Savill and Jo-Ann Hood for displaying outstanding resolve, diligence and professionalism whilst investigating a neighbour dispute.

PC John McGann for outstanding partnership work as the Licencing Officer in Richmond Borough.

PCs Phil Savill and Jo-Ann Hood for displaying outstanding resolve, diligence and professionalism whilst investigating a neighbour dispute.

PCs Chris Simpson and Steve Pitcher for an outstanding problem-solving approach to resolve Anti-Social Behaviour and support vulnerable street drinkers.

Safer Neighbourhood Board Special Award: PCs Phil Savill and Jo-Ann Hood for exceptional work for safety in our communities.