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Outstanding Contributions Recognised at Community Safety Awards


An evening of celebrations for officers, partners and members of the public who have made an outstanding contribution to local communities took place on Monday 15th July.

The Cleveland Community Safety Awards recognised nominees in thirteen separate categories at Teesside University. The winners were as follows:


  • Neighbourhood Police Officer of the Year
    PC Joanne Runagall, Redcar and Cleveland
  • Neighbourhood Police Community Support Officer of the Year
    PCSO Debbie McClelland, Middlesbrough
  • Neighbourhood Team of the Year
    Redcar Team
  • Neighbourhood Special Constable of the Year
    Special Superintendent George Kane, Middlesbrough
  • Neighbourhood Officer Best at tackling Antisocial Behaviour
    PCSO Alaina Tait - Stockton
  • Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator of the Year
    Michael Barnes, Redcar and Cleveland
  • Housing Provider Contribution to Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
    Antony Sharp, Coast and Country Housing
  • Community Safety Contribution to Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
    Operation Cubit, Hartlepool
  • Community Volunteer Champion
    Fred Wood, Redcar and Cleveland (posthumous award)
  • Community Minded Business
    Teesside University, Middlesbrough
  • Outstanding Support to a Victim
    Jenny Thomas, Redcar and Cleveland
  • Teesside University Community Volunteer
    GALLANT Project
  • Outstanding Contribution to Policing
    Detective Inspector Dave Mead

Click here to view presentation photos and winners citations.


Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “The Cleveland Community Safety Awards were devised to celebrate our officers, our partners and members of the public who go that extra mile in their local communities.

“These are the unsung heroes of our communities – the people that really make a difference. Congratulations to all the nominees and to everyone who won an award – your work is wholly appreciated by the Force and more importantly by Cleveland’s communities.”

The event was attended by over 100 people, including nominees and their proud families.

Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer said: “These awards have recognised individuals and teams who have made a real difference in the areas in which they live and work.

“I was delighted to be asked to present an award and be part of the evening to recognise these efforts and celebrate people’s dedication and enthusiasm for their work.”


Posted on Tuesday 16th July 2013
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