Crime-busting hound among police heroes honoured at Northumbria Pride of Policing awards

A top dog with a nose to catch crooks and a farmer who has dedicated 35 years to volunteering were among those honoured at Northumbria Police’s annual awards ceremony.

Friday, 18th October 2019, 2:51 pm
Updated Monday, 21st October 2019, 4:27 pm
Award for Problem Solving – Sponsored by APD Communications- (L-R) Chief Constable Winton Keenen with PCSO Lisa Waugh and sponsor

At this years The Pride in Policing Awards there was a special category for the Force’s ‘paw-some’ pooches and their handlers with the winner selected by the public and saw a staggering 37,000 votes cast.

This years top dog was PD Max who, alongside handler PC Adam Fegan, who stopped a dangerous driver in their tracks after he had led officers on a pursuit.

The new award was launched to recognise the bravery of our police dogs after the introduction of Finn’s Law, make it an offence to harm or abuse an animal in the line of duty.

Award for Outstanding Investigation – Sponsored by Konica Minolta – (L-R) Chief Constable Winton Keenen with DCI Paul Woods and his team and sponso

The amazing contribution volunteers make to the Force and our region was also recognised, and there is no-one more deserving of an award than farmer Michael Scott who has dedicated 35 years to being a Special Constable.

In this role, he has saved a man’s life, stopped a raging bull and helped catch criminals targeting rural communities.

The full list of winners:

1. Award for protecting the vulnerable – Sponsored by Northgate – DC Beverly Meikle and PC Olivia Scorer

Award for Extraordinary Public Service – The Catherine Pawlikow Memorial Award - DO Paul Carr with Chief Constable Winton Keenen

2. Award for Outstanding Investigation – Sponsored by Konica Minolta – DCI Paul Woods and team

3. Award for Problem Solving – Sponsored by APD Communications- PCSO Lisa Waugh

4. Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year - SC Michael Scott

5. Award for Innovation within Policing – Sponsored by Optima - CV Jemma Woolley

The Roy Toogood memorial award – Road safety, PC Derek Longstaff with Chief Constable Winton Keenen and Dorothy Toogood

6. Award for Outstanding Leadership – Sponsored by Integral – PC Brian Smiles

7. Award for Outstanding Partnership Work (High Sherriff) - Sgt Jason Henry

8. Northumbria Police ‘Amazing place to work’ award – Sponsored by Unison - TRiM Team

9. The Roy Toogood memorial award – Road safety, PC Derek Longstaff

Award for Outstanding Partnership Work (High Sherriff) - Sgt Jason Henry with Chief Constable Winton Keenen and the High Sheriffs of Tyne and Wear, Catherine Lorna Moran OBE (green) and Northumberland, Lady Harriet Joicey (blue)

10. Award for Extraordinary Public Service – The Catherine Pawlikow Memorial Award - DO Paul Carr

11. Award for Outstanding Bravery - Tony Teare Award – Sponsored by Northumbria Police Federation - PC Tracy Cook

12. Outstanding Contribution – Sponsored by Tails.com – Dog of the year PD Max and PC Adam Fegan.

Award for protecting the vulnerable – Sponsored by Northgate – (L-R ) Chief Constable Winton Keenen and Northgate sponsor with DC Beverly Meikle and PC Olivia Scorer
Award for Innovation within Policing – Sponsored by Optima - CV Jemma Woolley - (L-R) Chief Constable Winton Keenen with Jemma Woolley and sponsor
Award for Outstanding Leadership – Sponsored by Integral – PC Brian Smiles (L-R) Chief Constable Winton Keenen with Brian Smiles
Award for Outstanding Bravery - Tony Teare Award – Sponsored by Northumbria Police Federation - PC Tracy Cook with Chief Constable Winton Keenen and Jim Gray, chair of the Police federation
Adam Fegan
Outstanding Contribution – Sponsored by Tails.com – Dog of the year PD Max and PC Adam Fega with Chief Constable Winton Keenen and sponsor
Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year - SC Michael Scott (L-R) Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness with Michael Scott and Chief Constable Winton Keenen
PC Adam Fega with PD Max
Northumbria Police ‘Amazing place to work’ award – Sponsored by Unison - TRiM Team with Chief Constable Winton Keenen