PC Miriam Ellis has been named as North Wales’ first winner of the Response Officer of the Year Award.
The award has been introduced as part of National Response Policing Week of Action, which aims to acknowledge the vital role of response policing across the UK.
Chief Constable Amanda Blakeman presented PC Miriam Ellis with the award in recognition of her hard work and determination to provide a good service to victims and the wider community.
Miriam is based in Mold and has served as a police officer for seven years. She has become well-known by her colleagues and in her community for being a reliable officer, who demonstrates the highest of standards and professionalism in her role.
On several occasions, she has received positive feedback from victims who she has supported and safeguarded through incidents of domestic abuse. Miriam has time and time again secured remands which safeguard victims, the public and reduce future demand and victimisation.
Miriam is also a Welsh Speaker and is a Welsh language champion in her district, which has improved the service that is offered to Welsh speaking residents in Flintshire South.
Commendations were also awarded to runners up PC Charlotte Perrin who is based in Rhosllanerchrugog, PC Bethan Williams who is based in Ruthin and PC Emily Shone who is based in Holyhead, for their outstanding contributions to response policing throughout the year.
Chief Constable Amanda Blakeman said: “I am delighted to be able to present the award for Response Officer of the year to PC Miriam Ellis, who continuously shows a commitment to her community and strives to always provide an excellent service to victims of crime.
“She should feel incredibly proud of her achievements over the last year, and I look forward to hearing more positive results during her career.
“I would also like to recognise the runners up for this award. They are an absolute credit to the force, and I am proud to have them serving at North Wales Police.”
Keep an eye on our social media channels throughout the week where we will be shining the light on our response officers using #ResponsePolicingWeek.