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Awards and Commendations (6267/19)



Bravery (going above and beyond the call of duty) or awards which are issued for special recognition


Between 1st Jan 2018 and 31st December

Please details of every officer/Staff/PCSO/Special who received a Chief Constable’s 2018 and a description what they did to receive that commendation


Please find attached our response.

Within the rewards and events database, there is no central recording category to indicate Bravery/  In the line of duty. To provide a summary of the event or instance that the award or commendation was issued for, would attract exemptions of Section 31 – Law Enforcement and Section 40 – Personal Data.

However to assist, I have created 3 categories and arranged the data to provide an insight as to what the member of the force received the Award / Commendation for.

Under FOI there is no obligation for a force to create data if it is not already recorded in that format. This has purely been completed to help and assist.

The categories created are

Bravery – Where an officer has been involved in a harmful situation – either to themselves or others.

Above the line of Duty – this is where officers have exceeded the expectations of their role, completed a task which is not within their role to complete.

Outstanding Work – Commitment and dedication to their role / work completed.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.