Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Award for Special Constable who works with schools

A SPECIAL Constable for the past eight years in Wiveliscombe was one of this year’s winners of the Avon and Somerset Local Justice Awards.
Tony Alderman collected an award in the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ category for his important work to support the criminal justice system at a presentation held yesterday in Rookery Manor near Weston-super-Mare.
Mr Alderman works full-time as a schools liaison officer in Wiveliscombe, Wellington, and Taunton trying to develop better relationships between young people and the police.
His work focuses on building strong relationships with young people, helping them to understand important legal and moral issues about crime, drugs, and the law.
Mr Alderman presently works with 11 schools in the area, ensuring young people of different backgrounds have access to the service.
Chief Constable Colin Port, who is chairman of the criminal justice board, said: “Tony has fulfilled his role with amazing energy and commitment and truly deserves to be recognised for his important contribution."
  • Our photograph shows Tony Alderman receiving his award from High Sheriff of Somerset, Anne Maw. Photo submitted.

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