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Oakham police officer Joe Lloyd wins award for Beat Bobby of the Year at Leicestershire Police's Chief Constable Awards Ceremony

The beat officer for Oakham and Barleythorpe Joe Lloyd scooped ‘Beat Bobby of the Year’ at Leicestershire Police's Chief Constable Awards Ceremony last night (Thursday, October 3).

PC Joe Lloyd won the prize in recognition of his work with veterans and nine years of dedicated service to his beat.

Joe was nominated by members of the public, one of whom described him as, “a credit to Leicestershire Police and a true asset to Rutland.”

PC Joe Lloyd who earlier this year went to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party
PC Joe Lloyd who earlier this year went to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Earlier this year, Joe also received an invite to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party in recognition of his hard work.

More than 400 people gathered to celebrate and recognise the hard work, dedication and bravery of police officers, staff and volunteers at last night’s Chief Constable Awards Ceremony.

Leicestershire Police holds the annual ceremony to mark the outstanding work carried out by its workforce. Awards were collected for acts of bravery, outstanding work, high profile investigations, dog handling work and innovation.

Chief Constable Simon Cole, who opened the ceremony, said: “I could not have been prouder of the people in the room last night and I hope that they are as proud of themselves and their teams as I am of them.

“We heard about people who were brilliant, innovative and brave. They should be very proud of the incredible things they did and continue to do. Leicestershire Police is a fantastic organisation because of the brilliant people who work for it and make a difference every single day.”

Lord Willy Bach, Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, said: “It is always humbling to hear what people, as individuals and teams have done in the line of duty. The event celebrated the achievements of the recipients, all of whose awards were well-deserved, but in a wider sense it highlighted the work of the entire force.

“It is the determination by so many to go that extra mile to keep our communities safe that makes all the difference. In congratulating those receiving an award, I would also like to thank each and every member of the workforce and our volunteers for their contribution.”

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