OFFICERS, staff, volunteers and members of the public have been recognised for their bravery and outstanding contributions to policing at a Staffordshire Police ceremony.
Out of the 40 receiving commendations at Wednesday night's ceremony at Staffordshire University's Ashley Conference Centre was Cheadle-based Police Constable Daniel Peake.
Daniel was awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation for his enthusiastic and professional approach to his former role as a PCSO and outstanding service.
Chief Superintendent Juliet Prince presented the certificates of commendation at the event at Staffordshire University's Ashley Conference Centre, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent.
PCSO Daniel Peake, who has now been promoted to a PC, has been a Community Support Officer in the Staffordshire Moorlands for just over three years, during which time he has made a positive impact upon his colleagues and the community.
The awards spokesman said: "PCSO Peake is a well liked and respected officer among his colleagues and the community and this is due to his continuous hard work and professionalism. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for PCSO Peake, who often goes beyond what is expected of him within his role. PCSO Peake has recently helped to build positive relationships between police and young people by using his own interest in sport to engage with them, utilising youth clubs and sports events.
"He has identified that his interaction with young people allows him to deliver information, advice and awareness around key issues such as drink and drugs, and in particular child sexual exploitation. Through his interaction PCSO Peake is helping to safeguard young people within his community, he has worked alongside specialist departments such as the child sexual exploitation team within Staffordshire Police and partner agencies, Social Services and youth workers to provide key messages to the right young people.
"PCSO Peake has also demonstrated his knowledge of young people that reside on his area; this was highlighted following several incidents of disorder involving young people in Cheadle. PCSO Peake was able to identify the persons involved who were subsequently arrested and are currently on bail for public order offences. He has been involved in the seizure of a number of vehicles and has been an integral part in the arrest of persons involved in drug offences which were impacting on his community."