Neighbourhood Inspector receives accolade
Dated: 30 Mar 2012
A South Tyneside officer has been given an award in recognition of his hard work and dedication.
Neighbourhood Inspector Peter Sutton was presented with the High Sheriff's Cup at Northumbria Police's recent Excellence Awards.
Insp Sutton received the accolade from the High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear, Geoff Hodgson, at the awards ceremony held to honour the excellent work of police officers and staff and made possible through company sponsorship.
Insp Sutton has been responsible for the policing of the Riverside and West Shields area for the past six years where he has brought year on year improvements in performance.
Crime is down 10% in the area, anti-social behaviour by 27% and confidence above the Northumbria Police average.
Insp Sutton was also responsible for the implementation of the Partners and Communities Together meetings which have since been replicated across the force.
Chief Superintendent Ian Dawes, South Tyneside Area Commander, said: "The performance figures for the Riverside and West Shields area can be directly attributed to Peter's leadership, motivation and innovation.
"Peter has developed excellent working relationships with various partners and they have all praised him for his commitment to good community relations.
"His motivation extends to his team who are also committed to providing excellent performance and a service expected by the community.
"I'd like to extend my congratulations to Peter and hope his example is followed by officers in South Tyneside and across the force."