Volunteer police officer crowned best in county for the second year running (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Darlington volunteer police officer crowned best in county for the second year running
5:07pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
A VOLUNTEER police officer from Poland has been crowned County Durham’s special constable of the year for the second time in a row.
Special Constable Daniel Kempf (CORRECT), who works with the North Road beat team in Darlington, was named the county’s top volunteer police officer at the Durham Special Constabulary and Volunteer annual awards, held at Durham Town Hall last week.
The 32-year-old from Gdansk, in Poland, started working as a volunteer three years ago and has since become an integral part of the North Road team, setting up a regular Polish Police and Communities Together (Pact) meeting and liaising with the Polish community.
SC Kempf, who also works as a taxi driver in Darlington, spends every Monday and Tuesday with the team and is the main contact for any Polish residents who are victims of crime or antisocial behaviour.
It is the second time in a row the father-of-one has won the award. He said: “Ever since I was little I have wanted to become a police officer.
“I am pleased to get the award, but I am just doing my job to the best of my ability.
“I love the work and I love helping people - the best thing I can achieve is to help people, that is the most important thing.”
SC Kempf hosts the Police Pact meeting at Central House in Gladstone Street and the next meeting is at 6pm on Thursday, March 14.
He also runs a website for Polish residents to discuss problems in their area. For more information visit nk.pl and search for Durham Constabulary.