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Burntwood volunteer cleans up with award for supporting police

A Burntwood man has won a volunteering award for his work to keep police cars clean.

Ben Wilson’s efforts were recognised in Staffordshire Police’s annual awards ceremony.

Ben Wilson receives his award from Sue Arnold and Chief Constable Mike Cunningham

Ben Wilson receives his award from Sue Arnold and Chief Constable Mike Cunningham

The 26-year-old was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award by Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Arnold.

He became a vehicle support volunteer in June 2012 and took ownership of keeping Lichfield Local Policing Team’s vehicles clean and tidy – with officers praising his efforts to keep them on the road.

“Ben has reported for duty every Thursday regardless of the weather, and earns the respect of his colleagues for consistently maintaining the fleet,” the citation for his award said.

“He has supported his police colleagues with his flexible approach and he understands that often an officer will hand over keys for their car to be serviced, only to run back out in five minutes needing to take the car out to an urgent request for police assistance.

“Operational officers from both the uniformed local policing team and the specialist departments based at Lichfield recognise Ben’s contribution to keeping ‘the show on the road’ in fulfilling a very necessary, but not particularly glamorous part of day-to-day housekeeping – keeping Staffordshire police vehicles clean and tidy and the kit in good order.”

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1 Comment

  1. Sharon Whitchurch

    10th October, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Congratulations Ben. Very much deserved!!