Friday, February 15, 2013
Law of increasing confidence in the police and took home the award
A team of police Catchgate environment, Stanley, they proved by X-Factor top pops coming! Tim was one of 10 finalists on display at the annual Partnership Focused Problems (Pop) awards conference at Xcel Centre, in Newton Aycliffe, last week. Pop the top 10 projects before a panel of judges and the police team from Catchgate emerged as the winner. Vision Catchgate discuss the issues surrounding the low confidence in the police, access to the local police station, involving youth and children and delayed local criminal networks. The team works with local schools and communities to improve the appearance of the local stations and even organized a feast event involving local officials proved very popular with both young and old alike. Office Catchgate be spruced up and even offer their own traditional blue light, then the local school children put on their wish list. Sergeant Mick McGowan spearheaded the project and said: "We really want to make a difference in Catchgate and we feel a sense of accomplishment in the results. "Confidence lost and the police were called to the local station to see us, that rarely happened before. "Looking round the local area we feel like we won anyway, but given Pop award, especially when you are dealing with some fascinating work of the police, the icing on the cake. "My team, our partners and the people of Catchgate shown nothing but enthusiasm and now we have seen a change in Catchgate, all the effort is worth it." Mick and his team are competing in many local teens show their projects and receive their awards from Chief Constable Jon Stoddart. Deputy Chief Constable Mike Barton championed a problem solving approach to policing in Durham constabulary and impressed with the high standard of entries. He said: "Working with the local community and our other partners in the community is the core of our services. "Our local police teams continue to demonstrate the approach, innovative creative to find long-term solutions to problems that can have a serious impact on quality of life. "They are all winners when it comes to giving the police chief's vision for protecting the environment, to meet the criminals and solve problems." Pop Award recognizes excellence in all areas of police and open to any team in full force. Nine other finalists are projects related to: Charity bag theft in Newton Aycliffe, continue to work to reduce the need for accident and emergency at Darlington, anti-social behavior in Spennymoor, Durham a project to create a crime-free city and the safest city in the country, the problem of Parking in Newton Aycliffe, reducing demands on emergency services in Bishop Auckland, anti-social behavior around the shop Leeholme, focusing a project of community involvement in Horden Horden Horse Fair, and improvements around the Child Highcroft home, Cockfield.