Special honour for PCSO at annual awards

PCSO Ryan Scott (back right).
PCSO Ryan Scott (back right).

A former Batley and Spen PCSO has been honoured at West Yorkshire Police annual awards ceremony celebrating its heroes.

Ryan Scott, pictured back right, who is now a police officer in Cheshire, received the Sharon Beshenivsky Trophy for PCSO of the Year.

West Yorkshire Police said that Ryan has made a “significant difference to the Batley and Spen area by using his extensive local knowledge to protect members of the public and remove serious offenders from the street.”

The ceremony was held at the Force’s state-of-the-art Carr Gate training facility on Friday night.

The West Yorkshire Policing Awards recognises exceptional performance within the Force, under categories such as extraordinary public service, protection of vulnerable victims, crime investigation and bravery.

Temporary Chief Constable Dee Collins said: “These awards event is our opportunity to recognise those whose single and collective contributions represent the finest traditions of policing in West Yorkshire.

“I want to pay personal tribute to every member of our policing family who work tirelessly, all year round, to keep our communities safer and feeling safer, never forgetting their families and friends who support them to do their very best. Our Force faces many challenges at the moment, and it is therefore incredibly important that we value and thank everyone who plays their part towards policing.”