A special award for an outstanding policeman

Acting section officer Omer Ayub (right) has been recognised for his outstanding work in the community

Acting section officer Omer Ayub (right) has been recognised for his outstanding work in the community

An Calderdale-based acting section officer has been rewarded for his outstanding commitment to keeping his community safe.

Upper Valley Acting Section Officer Omer Ayub was named “special constable of the year” at the annual West Yorkshire Policing Awards.

The awards “recognise exceptional performance within the force”, under categories such as extraordinary public service, protection of vulnerable victims, crime investigation and bravery.

Speaking about A/SO Ayub’s a police spokesperson said: “Nothing is ever too much trouble for Omer, an Acting Section Officer who has taken on his role with outstanding commitment.”

Paying tribute to all the finalists, Chief Constable Mark Gilmore said: “This event is our opportunity to reward and recognise those whose single and collective contributions represent the finest traditions of policing.

“I want to pay tribute to all those officers and staff who work tirelessly, all year round, to keep our communities safer and feeling safer, never forgetting their families and friends, the unsung heroes, who support them to put their best foot forward for our magnificent policing service.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns Williamson added: “We have been privileged to hear accounts of courage, commitment and dedication, and all finalists should be exceptionally proud of their achievements.

“Despite the challenges officers and staff face, day in day out, they continue to deliver an exceptional service, which is undoubtedly recognised by our partners, local communities and certainly by me as the Police and Crime Commissioner.”




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