OFFICERS and Volunteers from up and down South Wales Police have been recognised for their heroic achievements at an awards ceremony in the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea on Thursday the 25th of October.
The Team South Wales Police Awards recognised over 47 finalists and celebrated the winners of 16 categories who were nominated by colleagues from across the police force.
Among those awarded included;A detective constable for her meticulous approach in investigating and helping to sentence suspects in two high profile sexual abuse cases, despite the cases being historic with no CCTV or forensic evidence.
Two officers for their exceptional bravery after they entered a fast flowing river when an 80-year-old lady was trapped under water in an upturned car.
A team of officers after a large fatal house fire on a farm in a rural location where a father and five of his children died where Dyfed Powys Police called on South Wales Police officers to assist on scene.
A lifetime achievement award for an officer whose work in fingerprint testing over the past 36 years has led to investigations teams finding conclusions to a number of high-level serious cases.
Matt Jukes, Chief Constable for South Wales Police, said: “Our Team SWP annual awards are a good opportunity to stop and reflect on what we do for our communities and it is important we celebrate the achievements and hard work of our staff, officers, and volunteers.”
Alun Michael, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “The awards evening celebrates some extraordinary achievements, and reading through all the nominations gives a real sense of professionalism and commitment shown by officers and staff, day in and day out, across South Wales.
“There are individual acts of courage and decisiveness, examples of selfless teamwork and joined up initiatives with other public services and voluntary organisations.”
“By taking a partnership approach to tackle the root causes of harm, we know that we can achieve far more together then we can achieve through policing alone.”
Chief Constable Matt Jukes added: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to our finalists and winners for attending, and to our sponsors for supporting each nomination category and making the awards possible.
“It’s been clear from the evening that the pursuit of excellence never stops, and we remain focused on keeping South Wales safe.”