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Town PC recognised for hard work in community

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: December 08, 2013

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Leek Police Constable Rob Peacock on duty. Right, the officer with his award.

  • Leek Police Constable Rob Peacock

  • Leek Police Constable Rob Peacock

  • Leek Police Constable Rob Peacock

  • Leek Police Constable Rob Peacock

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OFFICERS, staff, volunteers and members of the public have been recognised for their bravery and outstanding contributions to policing.

Out of the 40 receiving commendations at Wednesday night's ceremony at Staffordshire University's Ashley Conference Centre in Stoke was Leek Police Constable Rob Peacock.

PC Peacock was awarded with a Certificate of Commendation for his outstanding commitment and dedication to a wide range of local activities and problem solving in and around Leek.

Chief Superintendent Juliet Prince presented the certificates of commendation at the Staffordshire Police event.

Since joining Staffordshire Police in 2006, PC Peacock has played an important role in helping prolific offenders get back on the straight and narrow.

The 29-year-old is kept informed of the progress of members of the Integrated Offender Management scheme.

If anyone is caught reoffending, PC Peacock helps track them down. This can sometimes result in an arrest or other supportive action.

He said: "I am the middle man really. I keep my eye on things and basically do what I can to drive down crime."

As part of his role, PC Peacock also visits young people at various care homes in the Moorlands and offers advice and support.

He added: "A lot of young people are very 'anti-police' and some of them have been brought up thinking they should disrespect us, but I am working with these people to change that perception.

"I don't do these things to get recognition, although that is a bonus. I just want the people in the community to be happy.

"I always think about how I would want a police officer to act if my family ever needed anyone, and that is the attitude I have in everything I do."

A spokesman for the awards said: "Since working within Staffordshire Moorlands Neighbourhood Policing Team PC Peacock has shown a strong and positive work ethic recognised by his colleagues and strives to put the community at the heart of his day to day policing.

"This is evidenced by his work with a local care home where he has built a strong and positive relationship with both staff and the young people residing there.

"PC Peacock's relationship with both care staff and the young people developed as a result of his enthusiastic and caring approach and resulted in him being invited to the home for a dinner cooked by the young people. PC Peacock has also taken ownership of 'Pub Watch' in Leek, which prior to his involvement only three licensed premises were involved in the scheme.

"However, due to PC Peacock's hard work and enthusiasm there are now over 13.

"PC Peacock is very motivated on his area and keeps himself up to date with current intelligence and details of offenders on his area that are subject to the Integrated Offender Management scheme.

"This has led to a high number of arrests by PC Peacock and offenders dealt with by the criminal justice system.

"He also identified an address used by individuals involved in crime and as a result of his partnership working this address was closed down.

"PC Peacock always gives 100 per cent effort and is a shining example of an officer that goes the extra mile to provide excellent results for the community that he serves."

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