MEMBERS of the honorary police had their hard work recognised by the Parish of St Martin recently.
Presentations were made at a parish assembly to the team who worked behind the scenes with the Chef de Police of St Martin to make sure that the honorary police of the whole Island were seconded to help with the rostering of officers for security at Haut de la Garenne and Victoria Tower.
The certificates of commendation went to Vingtenier Karen Gough, Grouville Centenier Nick Andrews and St Helier Vingtenier Mitch Couriard. Mrs Gough was also presented with a certificate of appreciation for her co-ordination of last year’s Gorey fête.
A certificate of service was awarded to the late Vingtenier Mick Eden, who died last year having completed a number of years with the Parish of St Martin. A certificate of appreciation was also presented to his widow for his work after the parish received commendations of good service from members of the public.
A trophy was donated by Mrs Eden to be presented to a St Martin honorary officer whom fellow officers believed deserved such a commendation. It was agreed by colleagues that Mrs Gough be presented with the award for her outstanding work during 2008.
The Constable, Silva Yates, said that the certificates were not given out as a matter of course but only on rare occasions, and he thanked all the honorary officers for their dedication and commitment to serving the parish.
• Picture: St Helier Vingtenier Mitch Couriard, St Martin Vingtenier Karen Gough and Grouville Centenier Nick Andrews and their awards, with the Constable of St Martin, Silva Yates. Picture by Stuart McAlister