POLICE officers were honoured in a ceremony at Chester Town Hall.
More than 50 officers and members of the public were commended by Chief Supt Tim Jackson and the Lord Mayor of Chester.
As well as remarkable acts of bravery, some of those rewarded had shown incredible tenacity and dedication to protecting others.
Chief Supt Tim Jackson said: “All of the officers and staff on the Western Area are fully committed to serving the public and while these commendations have singled out a few, they are indicative of the work being carried out across the board.
“It is a genuine pleasure to lead such a motivated team and I am delighted that we have been able to highlight just some of the excellent work that is carried out on a daily basis.”
Awards were handed out for helping injured people at the scene of road traffic collisions and devising full scale operations to address anti-social behaviour and vehicle crime.
One recipient was Sgt Brian Green who, along with his team in Blacon, commenced a prolonged period of investigation and evidence gathering in connection with a 17-year-old yob.
This resulted in an ASBO which has dramatically reduced problematic behaviour in the area.
All five officers worked tirelessly to address a particular problem that was adversely affecting the quality of life for many Blacon residents