TRIBUTES have been paid to police officers across the Province who received awards for their work in local communities.
Constable Lindsay Cunningham, who serves in Magherafelt, was named Police Officer of the Year at the ceremony which took place at Belfast City Hall.
She was described in her nomination as an officer who had “gained the trust and respect of all communities within Magherafelt and has been instrumental in developing a new Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in the area”.
Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton said the officers who received the PSNI community awards, which were judged by the NI Policing Board, were an example to their colleagues in the force.
“We know that engagement, partnership and service delivery are critical to how we tackle crime and disorder and deliver personal and protective policing and that public confidence in policing improves when we address local priorities.” Justice Minister David Ford added his praise to the police officers who he said were making the Province “a safer, more confident and peaceful society”.