Lyme PC is named top community cop in Dorset

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 February 2011

PC Richard Winward receives his award from Chief Constable Martin Baker

PC Richard Winward receives his award from Chief Constable Martin Baker


PC Richard Winward is commended for his work in driving down crime

A POLICE officer who has led a successful crime crackdown in Lyme Regis has received a top award.

PC Richard Winward has been named Dorset’s Community Police officer of the Year.

He received the Michael Stannard Award from Chief Constable Martin Baker at a ceremony in Dorchester.

PC Winward is Lyme’s community beat manager, supervising two PCSOs – John Burton and Luke White.

After receiving his award, for dramatically reducing crime figures in the town, he said: “There is no doubt the forming of the Lyme Regis PACT has reduced crime and anti-social behaviour. The challenge now is to keep crime levels down and public confidence up.”

Section commander Inspector Caroline Naughton said: “PC Winward delivers outstanding performance and provides highly effective supervision to his two PCSOs.”

* Figures at the end of September showed anti-social behaviour was down 22.2 per cent, violent crime down 40 per cent and criminal damage down 50 per cent.

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