Portishead police volunteer wins award

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 June 2019

Police support volunteer of the year, Kirstie Mayes. Picture: Dan Regan

Police support volunteer of the year, Kirstie Mayes. Picture: Dan Regan

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A police volunteer from Portishead has scooped an award.

Police support volunteer winner Kirstie Mayes with Chief Constable Andy Marsh. Picture: Dan ReganPolice support volunteer winner Kirstie Mayes with Chief Constable Andy Marsh. Picture: Dan Regan

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.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh, police support volunteer winner Kirstie Mayes and Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens. Picture: Dan ReganChief Constable Andy Marsh, police support volunteer winner Kirstie Mayes and Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens. Picture: Dan Regan

"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."

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