Police control room staff nominated for APD Control Room Awards
PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 February 2019
Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Two of Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s Portishead control room staff have been nominated for national awards.
Winners of the APD Control Room Awards are due to be announced next month.
The centre’s manager, Becky Tipper, has been nominated for the leader of the year award and call handler, Megan Brunt, has been chosen for her bravery and courage.
Megan was nominated after she helped a then missing teenager stand away from a motorway bridge until officers and paramedics moved her to a safe place.
She also took keys from a drunk-driver who was attempting to travel on the motorway.
Becky, who has worked at the control room for 18 years, said: “I see everyday people going above and beyond the call of duty to keep the public safe.
“I am extremely proud of all their efforts and feel privileged to lead such a committed team.”