A LOCAL police constable was one of a number of recipients of an excellence award at a ceremony in Forfar police headquarters last Tuesday evening.
The annual excellence awards provide a corporate framework for the force to recognise, acknowledge and reward the exceptional contribution of individuals and teams who have shown innovation, creativity and sustained commitment to Tayside Police.
Recipients received their certificates from Councillor Ian Mackintosh, convener of Tayside Joint Police Board, and Assistant Chief Constable Angela Wilson.
This year’s diversity champion was Police Constable Pamela Colvin, who received the award in recognition of the consistently high level of commitment she demonstrates whilst carrying out her role as community officer at Kirriemuir, where she tailors her activities to meet the diverse needs of the local people.
“She has been instrumental in organising and running a Youth Volunteering Initiative, where young people, many with challenging backgrounds, tidied up gardens of elderly residents leading to a much improved level of cross-generation respect,” explains a Tayside Police spokesperson.
“She has instilled a sense of pride, respect for others and community awareness among the local youths and, with her help, they organised a fund-raising event for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
“Constable Colvin is an inspiration to her colleagues and is highly regarded by the local community for the genuine care and concern she displays on a daily basis.”
A partnership working award went to Ian Pert, who leads the Angus Hedzup Racing Project
“Ian demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment while supporting and developing local young people through the Hedzup Racing Project,” continues the police spokesperson.
“With the encouragement and support of Tayside Police and others, Ian has worked with pupils from Angus secondary schools to instil a sense of loyalty, responsibility and respect within them.
“The young people have been involved in all aspects of the motorcycle racing project and have worked towards attaining individual Achievement Awards which has provided them with a basis for ongoing development and potential future employment.
“Ian is well respected by everyone involved in the project and his hard work has seen positive changes in the lives of many young people in Angus.”