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Community Champion Award nomination for Police Emergency Call Handler

February 10, 2019
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Police Emergency Call Handler Romel Davis has been nominated for a Community Champion Award in the Control Room Awards 2019.

Romel has worked for the force for six years and has recently become the force's Volunteer Police Cadet Engagement Officer. 

Throughout the past year he has worked closely with the local community and promoted recruitment opportunities within the force control room.

The APD Control Room Awards 2019 attracted almost 400 nominations from emergency services and other critical control operations, the vast majority recognising the extraordinary work of individual personnel.

The awards are being staged for the second year in 2019 and have generated almost twice as many entries as for the inaugural event.

Superintendent Paul Burrows said: I am hugely proud that this year, once again, we have had one of the contact management team make the final shortlists, last year we had two nominations. 

“Romel’s shortlisting is acknowledgement of the work he has done not only as a call taker in the room, but also as a tutor and for his work supporting the department’s positive action recruitment. 

“I hope Romel enjoys his evening at the awards ceremony and wish him all the best on behalf of his colleagues!”

A delighted Romel said: “I am honoured to be a finalist for a national award. I feel that all the hard work I have put into making a difference, breaking down barriers between the police and the local community’s and building trust and confidence has finally got the recognition it deserves.”

Chief Inspector Suk Verma added: “I am delighted, as are the rest of the Contact Management team for Romel. He works extremely hard and always goes over and beyond.

“Romel is now undertaking a pilot role around fast tracking vulnerable youths into the police cadets in an effort to provide support and engagement that they might otherwise be missing.

“Romel is a true professional and I am delighted that he has been shortlisted for this prestigious award to reflect just how good he is!”

The APD Control Room Awards are the only accolades to recognise and celebrate the life-saving and life-changing work of staff in control rooms within emergency services and critical control operations.

The winners will be announced at the APD Control Room Awards ceremony on Thursday 7 March 2019 at the De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham when finalists and a select group of guests will enjoy an evening of celebration, reward and recognition.

Good luck to Romel from everyone from the force.

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