Pembrokeshire sniffer dog team recognised by Police for disrupting organised crime.

Award winning Stuart Phillips with Yoyo and Scamp.

Herefordshire Local Policing Area Commander, Superintendent Sue Thomas has expressed her pride in her local officers and community at the recent Herefordshire Police annual medal and awards ceremony.

“I am immensely proud to be the Local Superintendent for Herefordshire, our officers and staff are determined to protect and engage with our communities and go the ‘extra mile.’

She continued: “All the officers and staff here tonight, including our police dogs have shown skills, bravery, dedication and commitment.”

The medals and awards ceremony was opened by Superintendent Sue Thomas and Chief Constable Anthony Bangham. Awards were presented by Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, High Sheriff of Herefordshire, James Hervey-Bathurst, Sir John Foley and Superintendent Sue Thomas

The event was attended by the recipients, their friends and families, The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Hereford -Cllr. Kath Hey & Mr James Hey, The Mayor & Mayoress of Bromyard & Wilmslow -Cllr. Roger Page & Mrs. Claire Davies, The Mayor & Mayoress of Leominster -Cllr. Clive Thomas & Mrs Judy Thomas, The Mayor of Ledbury -Cllr. Phillip Howells, The Deputy Mayor of Ross-on-Wye -Cllr. Dan Lister & Miss Jenny Steele, officers from West Mercia Police and Police Cadets.

The Awards and Medals

The Royal Humane Society is a charity that grants awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life and, also, for the restoration of life by resuscitation.  Awards were presented by Chief Constable Anthony Bangham to PC John Meek and PC Ashley North (who was not in attendance at the ceremony) for helping a vulnerable man; and PC Bob Conway and PC Jamie Carr who rescued a vulnerable woman from the River Wye.

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Stuart Phillips and tobacco detection dogs Scamp and Yoyo are pictured with Chief Constable Anthony Bangham.

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