Awards were hosted last night to recognise the bravery of Nottinghamshire Police force.

Among those on the Albert Hall guest list were Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Colonel Tim Richmond OBE TD DL, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire Nicholas Ebbs and Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping.

The annual Nottinghamshire Police Awards, hosted by the Force, was attended by over 300 officers, staff, members of the public and volunteers, along with their families.

A number of officers, staff and members of the Special Constabulary achieved fantastic milestones in their careers, collecting Long Service and Good Conduct medals and awards.

Attendees heard stories of heroic behaviour from officers and members of the public, examples of outstanding work and diligence were rewarded, and numerous teams were recognised for their work. However, the evening was also an opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next.

Chief Constable Craig Guildford awarded Chief Constable’s Commendations for bravery, commitment and outstanding work to members of the public, officers, staff and volunteers.

Mr Guildford said: “Our awards give us the opportunity to formally celebrate and acknowledge the professionalism, commitment, determination and courage displayed by police officers, staff and volunteers as well as recognising the efforts of members of the public who have gone above and beyond to save lives and help officers.

“I’m incredibly proud and humbled to hear the amazing stories and incredible acts of bravery performed by our officers, staff, volunteers and members of the public and to know that those acts of bravery, kindness and commitment go on every day.

“I would like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees and winners and to show my appreciation to all of our colleagues at Nottinghamshire Police for their hard work and dedication to serving the people of Nottinghamshire and keeping our communities safe.”

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping, said: “These awards rightly recognise the bravery and commitment of those who received an award. Their stories make it abundantly clear that many people habitually go above and beyond expectations in order to keep people safe and protect them from harm. It’s only right that they should be recognised.

“But we must never forget that many more are also demonstrating bravery, compassion and dedication on a daily basis, simply because it goes with the territory. All too often this is taken for granted so I’m pleased, and very grateful to all the sponsors, to see that we have been able to continue to hold this awards ceremony.”