Portishead police volunteer wins award
PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 June 2019
A police volunteer from Portishead has scooped an award.
Kirstie Mayes was named police support volunteer of the year at the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Be Proud Awards on June 12.
Kirstie showed commitment to her role as a main cadet leader of Portishead police cadet unit, going beyond what is expected of her.
She said: "I am very honoured, I work with a great team which support me throughout everything and I really couldn't do it without them.
"I really enjoy sharing my experience as a PC with the cadets.
"I've got 10 years' policing experience under my belt and I love sharing that with the younger cadets.
"I like seeing how they progress from really shy 14-year-olds and grow and develop into really confident 18-year-olds who go on to join the police or go off to university and into careers and support the community in any way they can."