‘One woman NPT’ Lisa wins top police prize

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An upper Calder Valley police officer described as “a one-woman neighbourhood policing team” has won two prestigious awards.

PC Lisa McDonald, from the Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team, has won the West Yorkshire Police Excel Extraordinary Public Service and the Employee of the Year awards.

She was presented with the accolades by Temporary Chief Constable John Parkinson and West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mr Burns-Williamson said: “The one person who stood out for me for their outstanding dedication to their neighbourhood, and who has been described as a ‘one woman NPT’, is PC Lisa McDonald.”

The Extraordinary Public Service Award recognises individuals who always go the extra mile and give the public the best possible service.

They deliver on their promises, put in the extra effort to succeed and take the public’s problems seriously, always informing them of the outcome.

A spokesperson said: “Lisa has delivered a fantastic performance and displayed an exemplary commitment to neighbourhood policing in the Upper Valley in the last year.”

The Employee of the Year Award is presented to the one individual who epitomises excellence.

The awards were presented at West Yorkshire Police’s annual “Excel” ceremony.

Temporary Chief Constable John Parkinson paid tribute to all the finalists.

He said: “The force’s Excel Awards are our opportunity to celebrate the high calibre of officers and staff in West Yorkshire Police and to ensure that they are recognised in what has now become an extremely prestigious event.

“Over the past 12 months the nominees and award winners, as well as many more of their unsung colleagues, have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect and serve the people of West Yorkshire. The awards ceremony was an opportunity to offer our sincere gratitude for their contributions to serving the communities in West Yorkshire.”