Essex: Awards for outstanding police work
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011
OUTSTANDING work by Essex police officers has been recognised at an prestigious awards ceremony.
An investigation into the murder of a man in Jaywick and the disruption of an organised crime group in Chelmsford were just a few examples from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate (SCD) highlighted at the ceremony at Essex Police College last week.
More than 60 certificates of merit were awarded to police officers and staff in recognition of their contribution in bringing to justice those criminals who cause communities the greatest harm.
Those who received awards included DCI Anne Cameron from Colchester’s major crime team.
She was handed a Detective Chief Superintendent’s Certificate of Merit for her role as deputy senior investigating officer on the investigation in to the murder of Anthony Prickett in Jaywick two years ago.
You may also want to watch:
The 42-year-old roofer was shot dead in Park Road on May 19, 2011.
After being tracked nearly 500 miles across England and Scotland, Darren Jewell was captured eight miles south of Edinburgh, arrested and charged with murder.
- 1 Tributes to 'loyal, caring' man, 28, who died after A14 crash
- 2 Former Town star Clapham gets head coaching role
- 3 HOW THE NIGHT UNFOLDED: Witches prove too hot for Lynn
- 4 Caravans pitched at Portman Road car park
- 5 Passenger falls off motorbike on A134
- 6 Reduce your dementia risk with 7 lifestyle changes
- 7 Woman who posed as food bank staff steals Easter eggs from Morrisons
- 8 Person taken to hospital after two-car crash
- 9 Ipswich Town lead the chase to sign Luton skipper Sonny Bradley
- 10 Boss who boasted of lavish lifestyle is bankrupt with £100k debts
Jewell was found guilty of murder in January 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 26 years.
Assistant Chief Constable Gary Beautridge said: “The awards are evidence of the fantastic levels of professionalism and effort that go into investigations to take people who commit the most serious and horrendous offences off our streets.
“This is true not just of the investigators themselves but also of the police staff who support them.”