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Last week was National Volunteers Week and on Friday 9 June the amazing achievements of our own Community Safety Volunteers were recognised in an award ceremony at the Country Park Inn.

Community Safety Volunteers give their time freely to support both Humberside Police and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

Pictured with CFO Dene Sanders and Chief Constable Lee Freeman is volunteer Brian Beckett who received an award for five years service and also for 6000 hours completed.

The volunteers received certificates for multiple hours accrued in volunteer roles ie. individuals received awards for 100 dedicated volunteer hours and 500 dedicated volunteer hours up to 6000 hours. Some were also recognised for five years or ten years of long service.

Joy Harvie from the Community Safety Unit who manages the volunteers said:

“Community Safety Volunteers are members of the public who want to make a difference to the community and support the police and fire service in making us all safer. I am impressed every day by their commitment, flexibility and enthusiasm.

They undertake many roles across the area from assisting with crime prevention, fire safety, administration and dealing with enquiries from the public. Undoubtedly they are a vital asset to both services and actively contribute to the work we undertake.”

Congratulations, not only to those volunteers who received an award, but to all our volunteers across the region.