Clwyd Crimebeat Annual Awards

The Clwyd Crimebeat Annual Awards Ceremony was held on the 14th March 2012. Crime beat is an initiative by the High Sheriff of Clwyd to support and encourage young people to become good citizens. It also recognises the notable contributions of individuals or groups in supporting young people and their local community through the presentation of the High Sheriff’s Community Service Awards.

This year the High Sheriff was delighted to present a Community Service Certificates to PC Davies in recognition of his valuable work in the community.

PC Davies is the School Community Police Officer for four secondary schools and over two dozen primary schools in Denbighshire. His remit is to deliver the crime prevention All Wales School Liaison Core Programme within these schools. This work is about educating and working with young people on important issues such  advising on the dangers of alcohol, drugs, internet safety and many other topics.

Chris does this with a smile on his face every day of the week and the children within the schools have come to know and respect his charismatic approach to this important work, no mean feat in today’s challenging school environment. He has integrated himself within these schools and, when required, also becomes involved in pastoral work.

Inspector Gary Kelly said:

“I can testify that there has not been one school related incident involving pupils that Chris did not have intrinsic knowledge of when I spoke with him. On each occasion he has also taken proactive steps to resolve the matters in a pastoral / restorative justice setting when appropriate and possible. This is vitally important because it prevents children becoming embroiled within the criminal justice system when it is not appropriate for them to become so.”