Outstanding police officers rewarded

A SERGEANT who has driven down crime in his community and a detective who worked on an internet pornography investigation are among police officers to be honoured at a ceremony this week.

By Juliette Maxam

A SERGEANT who has driven down crime in his community and a detective who worked on an internet pornography investigation are among police officers to be honoured at a ceremony this week.

Police from around the county will receive long service medals and annual force trophies from the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Lord Petre, at the ceremony at Shire Hall, Chelmsford.

They include Sgt John Scott, of Walton-on-the-Naze, due to be awarded for improving life for local residents and driving down crime.


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He will be given a certificate for his skills and commitment to his local community. He is commended for his strong relationship with the local council and his officers, which has led to improved detection rates.

Detective Constable Neal Miller , from Chelmsford, is to receive a certificate for his professionalism, commitment and dedication, following his significant role in the investigation of Operation Ore, internet based child pornography. One particular investigation led to over 50 charges and two defendants receiving prison sentences totalling 11 years.

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A neighbourhood policing officer from Chelmsford, Pc Hayley Jenner, is to receive the Millard Trophy, given for the greatest contribution to social services in the community in the furtherance of police public relations.

Pc Jenner has helped to reassure local residents with regular patrols and visit to vulnerable groups. Her ability to work with partners and the wider police family has developed her skills and enabled her to achieve positive results.

One officer from Chelmsford is to be awarded a certificate for his outstanding work with youth. Sergeant Richard Miller has successfully helped to create planned operations to reduce anti-social behaviour, alcohol and drugs misuse and criminal damage.

Sgt Paul Redgewell , from Tendring division, is joint winner of the Sir Jonathan Peel Trophy, for the highest placed Essex officer in the police promotion exam to sergeant in 2005.

Long Service Medals are given to officers who have served 22 years with good conduct and character, including Pc Paul Ballard, of Clacton, Sgt Jonathan Butcher, of Colchester, Sgt Christopher Hennessy, of Braintree, PC David Hirst, of Colchester, Sgt Iain Masheder, of Stanway road policing unit and Sgt Andrew Swan, of Braintree.

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