RURAL policing in Cheshire’s Western Area has received a welcome pat on the back after being highly praised by its peers at the Inside Justice awards.
The team was nominated for a gong thanks to its work with youngsters in the area which has helped to see a decrease in anti-social behaviour.
Although the bobbies, who are based in Vale Royal and Chester district, didn’t claim the top prize, they were highly praised for their achievements.
Inspector Phil Hodgson, who heads Western Rural NPU, said: “As an NPU we have been working really hard to tackle anti-social behaviour and to address problems associated with youths and nuisance behaviour.
“The vast majority of the schemes we have put in place have been extremely successful and I’m proud to be in charge of so many dedicated and hard working police officers and police staff.”
The 2008 Justice Awards recognised teams and individuals across the Criminal Justice System who have gone the extra mile to deliver justice.
Nominations were put forward by colleagues and the winners were selected by senior Government officials and ministers including the Attorney General, the Secretary of State for Justice and the Home Secretary.