Wakefield and Calderdale police officers take home a number of awards.

DCI Darren Minton, Calderdale.
DCI Darren Minton, Calderdale.
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Police officers from Wakefield and Calderdale are among those who been honoured for their achievements at The West Yorkshire Policing Awards.

DCI Darren Minton of the Calderdale District and PC Simon Ragsdale, John Harvey and PC Julian Siviter all from the Wakefield District took home awards.

PC Simon Ragsdale, of Wakefield District.

PC Simon Ragsdale, of Wakefield District.

Dee Collins, Temporary Chief Constable at West Yorkshire Police, said: “I have tremendous pride in our workforce and volunteers who all contribute to keeping communities safe and feeling safe.

“Policing can be a difficult and challenging job, but it is also incredibly rewarding, making a real difference to individuals and our communities.

“I would like to congratulate everyone that was involved.”

The Chief Constable also recognised the work the whole force does on a day-to-day basis while working with the community in their attempt to reduce and prevent crime.

John Harvey, of Wakefield District.

John Harvey, of Wakefield District.

West Yorkshire’s newly re-elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, praised the force saying West Yorkshire has some of the ‘greatest policing’.

He said: “These awards highlight the fantastic work carried out by officers and staff every day to ensure our communities remain safe.

“West Yorkshire is an area with some of the greatest policing and community safety needs and the fact is that every day officers and staff go that extra mile to ensure communities are safer and feel safer, so these awards are crucial in recognising the outstanding contributions made and I am proud to be part of them.

“The high standard of nominations are testament to the commitment of officers and staff and this year was no exception, highlighting the commitment and dedication shown by individuals in what can be very challenging and life threatening circumstances.”

PC Julian Siviter, of Wakefield District.

PC Julian Siviter, of Wakefield District.

Here is the full list of winners presented to the officers and staff at the training and development centre near Wakefield:

Adams McGill Award for the Protection of Vulnerable Victims.

DCI Darren Minton, Calderdale.

Student Officer of the Year, Sponsored by Tri Healthcare Scheme.

PC Simon Ragsdale, of Wakefield District.

Volunteer of the Year Award.

John Harvey, of Wakefield District.

Colin Cramphorn Trophy for Contribution to Neighbourhood Policing, Sponsored by Kings Security.

PC Julian Siviter, of Wakefield District.

Award for Extraordinary Public Service, Sponsored by Interserve.

Dr Juliet Pearlman, from Occupational Health Unit.

Ian Broadhurst Trophy for Contribution to Road Policing.

PC Andy Fitzpatrick and PC Chris Haigh, of Protective Services Crime.

Dennis Hoban Award for Crime Investigation, Sponsored by Local Government Chemists Teddington.

DS Stephen Cousins, from Protective Services Crime.

The Sharon Beshenivsky Trophy - PCSO of the Year, Sponsored by Police Mutual.

PCSO Charlene Henegan, of Bradford District.

Outstanding Leadership.

Chief Superintendent Simon Atkin, of Bradford District.

Police Bravery Award, Sponsored by the West Yorkshire Police Federation.

PC Sean Cannon and PCSO Simon Meakin, of Bradford District.

Solving Problems with Partners Award.

Sgt Vanessa Rolfe, of Force Performance Unit.

Special Constable of the Year Award.

SSO Mark Spedding, of Protective Services Operations.

Team of the Year, Sponsored by the West Yorkshire Police Federation.

Beeston Road Investigation Team, of Protective Services Crime.

Lifetime Achievement Award, Sponsored by Blue Star Software.

David Griffiths, of Leeds District.

Employee of the Year Award, Sponsored by Buddi.

PC Sean Cannon and PCSO Simon Meakin.