Police awards honour for Corby officers

awards ceremony.. Police HQ Northampton
awards ceremony.. Police HQ Northampton

A team of Corby police officers were honoured at an annual awards ceremony for going the extra mile to achieve exceptional results.

Members of the Corby Incident Resolution Team recieved the Maureen Wilson Memorial Team Award during a ceremony held at police headquarters in Northampton on Thursday, May 31.

Chief Superintendent Paul Phillips said: “Members of the team have received numerous ‘officer of the month’ awards since its inception last April.

“They have initiated strong inter-working relationships with their Safer Community Team colleagues and developed intelligence sharing – enabling enhanced directed patrols and engagement in local projects.

“This is a team that has put into practice the purpose and values of putting communities first, and one that has made a real difference to lives of the people of Corby.”

Four members of the team – PCs Alex Prentice, Leanne McDaid, Phillip Beckett and PS Stephen Briggs – also received the Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Award after they helped to save the life of a man who had collapsed after suffering a suspected heart attack on March 13, 2011.

Inspector Matt Wright said: “Police Constables Alex Prentice, Leanne McDaid, Philip Beckett and Sergeant Stephen Briggs have been awarded Resuscitation Certificates by the Royal Humane Society for their humanity, promptitude and skills.”