Special Chief Inspector Paul Cretney has been awarded for his contribution to the Special Constabulary.
He was presented with the overall winners Ferrer’sTrophy for 'outstanding individual contribution to the Special Constabulary, the police service and the Community'.
Mr Cretney collected his award on 19th October at the the Special Constabulary and Police Support Volunteers Awards in London.
The Ferrer Awards were first held in 1993 to recognise the work of those donating their time and effort to assist forces around the country.
They were originally named after the then Home Secretary, the Special Constable and Police Support Volunteer Awards.
He works for BT as a senior project manager and volunteers around 18 hours a week as a Special.