Top of the cops honoured at Dorset Police awards

Dorset Echo: HONOUR:  Clive Chamberlain receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from Chief Constable Debbie Simpson and High Sherriff of Dorset Catriona Payne HONOUR: Clive Chamberlain receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from Chief Constable Debbie Simpson and High Sherriff of Dorset Catriona Payne

Police officers, staff and volunteers were recognised for their exceptional contribution to Dorset Police at an awards ceremony.

A total of 27 awards and medals were presented during the ceremony, which was held at the Dorford Centre in Dorchester.

Honours handed out included the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Police Staff Long Service Medal, Special Constab-ulary Long Service Medal and Chief Constable’s Commend-ations.

PC Clive Chamberlain received the Chief Constable’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

PC Chamberlain has served with Dorset Police for over 33 years and was a special constable before joining the regulars.

During his service he worked as a uniformed officer in Swanage, Weymouth, Dorchester and Beaminster and received a number of top commendations.

In January 1999, PC Cham-berlain was elected onto the Dorset Police Federation as a representative. He quickly became the discipline lead before being elected chairman in March 2003.

He retires from the force this month. PC Chamberlain said: “I was very surprised and humbled to receive the lifetime achievement award. I have been fortunate to have worked with a great team, particularly within the Police Federation, who have helped me enormously.

“This award recognises all of their hard work.”

A number of Dorset Police officers received a Chief Constable Commendation.

Police Sergeant William Bulloch, Police Constable Robert Elliott, Police Constable Rebecca Joyce, Police Constable Louise Roberts and Police Constable Ben Martin were commended by Dorset Police’s Chief Constable Debbie Simpson for their courageous actions while dealing with a violent domestic incident in Boscombe in January.

Now retired Chief Superint-endent David Griffith received a Commendation for his efforts in leading Dorset Police’s Olympic planning team.

His roles included acting as senior Security Co-ordinator for delivering the London and Paralympic sailing events in Dorset.

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