Volunteer police officer receives award in the name of murdered special constable. (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Richmond special constable receives award
A VOLUNTEER police officer has been recognised for his work in reducing anti-social behaviour and for his role in both Borderwatch and Daleswatch.
The Glenn Goodman Trophy was awarded to Section Officer John Stanwix at a North Yorkshire Special Constabulary conference at Askham Bryan College, York, on Sunday, October 6.
The trophy was donated by the Cleveland Special Constabulary in memory of Special Constable Glenn Goodman, who was murdered in 1992 by IRA terrorists.
SO Stanwix, who is based in Richmond and has 14 years’ experience, received the trophy from Chief Constable Dave Jones and SC Goodman’s parents Brian and Margaret Goodman.
The award is presented to the Special Constable from North Yorkshire Police who has offered visible reassurance and improved the quality of life for people in the communities they serve.
The trophy was awarded for SO John Stanwix’s work with the Yorkshire Dales National Park to reduce the amount of anti-social behaviour in the area, as there had been an increase in the numbers of people using motorbikes and 4X4 type vehicles illegally off-road.
He also plays a key role in organising the Special Constables and volunteers who take part in Borderwatch and Daleswatch operations.
SO Stanwix, said: “I am extremely proud to have been nominated for this award and to have won the trophy is a great honour.
“Working with the Special Constabulary is extremely rewarding. As I live and work in the area where I serve, I can see the positive impact the team has on the local community.”
He added: “I would urge anyone thinking about joining the Specials, to do so. I am confident that they will find it every bit as fulfilling as I have.”
Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “The Special Constabulary form a really important part of the policing family in North Yorkshire, and I am delighted that SO Stanwix has received recognition for his considerable contribution to his local community.”
Specials Strategic Officer Jerry Holland said: “Glenn Goodman’s memory is still vivid in the minds of those special constables like myself, who either knew Glenn, or who were serving at the time that he was murdered by the IRA.”
For more information about the Special Constabulary visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/specials.
The date for the launch of the next Special Constable recruitment campaign will announced in the next few months.
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