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Staffordshire Police scoop National Training Award

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Staffordshire Police has scooped a prestigious national award for the third time.

The force’s mobile data training team, led by Tracey Tyler, won both a regional and national award at the recent National Training Awards ceremony at the National Motorcycle Museum. Central TV presenter Sameena Ali-Khan handed over the trophy.

The police team went forward as the top regional large employer beating other entrants including Alton Towers and Coventry Building Society. The category looked at which organisations were demonstrating commitment to training and development and how this is creating impact and achieving success.

Tracey, who is the training manager, based at police headquarters in Stafford, will now visit the overall Winner of the Year gala ceremony in London in December. She said:

“Winning a National Training Award brings with it a real sense of pride and kudos and demonstrates the force’s commitment to training. We have proven that in today’s current climate, high quality training is an integral part of personal development.

“The National Training Awards are known as the training industry’s Oscars and we are delighted to be recognised. The competition this year was really tough which makes winning a real achievement.”

Hand-held mobile data devices were rolled out across the force during late 2008 as a result of Home Office funding. Around 2,000 officers were issued with them and trained in their use. All force computer systems can be accessed through them removing the need for officers to return to the station to complete paperwork. This allows officers to have a greater visible presence in communities.

Simon Bartley, Chief Executive of UK Skills which manages the National Training Awards said:

“The winners in the West Midlands have demonstrated that training is an investment not a cost and that it can transform companies, careers and communities. I congratulate them on what they have achieved.”

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