Thornbury police officers win awards

May 29 2018

Two Thornbury police officers were winners at the ‘Be Proud Awards’ held by Avon and Somerset Police.

Tony Millington and PC Ross Calderwood were chosen from more than 230 people nominated for their work in policing in a variety of roles, both paid and unpaid. 

Tony Millington won the ‘Special Constable’ category. She was described as a 

‘great asset to the beat team’ in Thornbury, who is committed to tackling drug crime, anti-social behaviour, and working hard with her team on other community policing issues.  

Tony said; “I can only do what I do because of the team.  I’m proud to be a part of it and to provide that link between the force and the community.”

PC Ross Calderwood won ‘Neighbourhood Officer of the Year’, for his role as beat manager in Thornbury.  He was nominated for his ‘refreshing approach’, his relentlessness in tackling criminality, improving public safety, and supporting local residents. 

PC Calderwood said: “I feel really proud to have been nominated and I’m also grateful to receive the support for what I am doing from the management team.”

The awards are jointly hosted by Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens and the Avon and Somerset Police.  They rewarded 19 individuals and six teams. 

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “I always consider it a privilege to be in a room with so many inspirational, selfless and dedicated people.  To everyone who works relentlessly to support the policing effort, you make such a difference, thank you to all of you.

“The Be Proud Awards are really important to us because the nominations come from members of the public, internal colleagues and external partners.  I want to thank everyone who took the time to contact us with your compliments and nominations.”

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “These awards are a tribute to every police officer, staff member and volunteer within Avon and Somerset who show commitment to making a difference in our communities.