Police Constable Emily Wells was awarded ‘Pupil Officer of the Yr’ for efficiently constructing a robust working relationship with an area psychological well being unit, which had traditionally been putting a excessive demand on police assets.  

Emily, who works on the Cheetham Neighbourhood Policing Workforce, demonstrated inventive problem-solving and tireless laborious work and dedication to group policing. She joined Higher Manchester Police (GMP) final 12 months by way of Police Now’s Nationwide Graduate Management Programme, a two-year programme that recruits, trains and develops excellent graduates with a ardour for public service and driving constructive, long-lasting change in society.  

Emily proactively labored in partnership with the native psychological well being unit to deal with the excessive quantity of calls being made to the service. Various sufferers on the hospital have been making repeat calls about non-police associated points and several other incidents of lacking individuals or assaults have been reported from workers. Nevertheless, the minimal particulars supplied made investigations laborious to progress, including to the already important demand on the neighbourhood policing group. 

Emily labored with the repeat callers to supply her assist, educate them on police procedures and sign-post them to the suitable companies. Due to this, calls from the hospital regarding non-policing points considerably decreased. Emily additionally made hyperlinks with the administration group on the hospital and devoted time to fulfill with workers frequently, which has massively elevated their confidence within the police service. She designed a bespoke reporting course of for the hospital, outlining the data that needs to be shared in preliminary studies, and the suitable contacts to streamline the method and assist workers. This has considerably diminished demand on the neighbourhood policing group and streamlined subsequent follow-up investigations.    

PC Emily Wells, who studied on the College of Manchester earlier than becoming a member of Police Now’s graduate programme, mentioned: “I really feel so privileged to have been awarded Pupil Officer of the Yr. It means a fantastic deal to me and I significantly admire being recognised after a troublesome 12 months. I really feel honoured to have been given the chance to work in a psychological well being hospital the place workers have struggled to entry the correct assist, leaving them underneath pressure. It’s a pleasure to get to know the workers and assist them of their duties. They work extremely laborious and they need to be recognised as doing a improbable job. Serving to them may be very rewarding and to be recognised as making a distinction is a privilege.” 

Police Sergeant Christopher Minas mentioned: “PC Emily Wells totally deserves the award, she is a hardworking officer who has been working tirelessly to construct a greater working relationship with the hospital. The suggestions has been overwhelming for the distinction she has made in a brief time frame.” 

The award was introduced at GMP’s Chief Constable’s Awards 2022, which was held in Manchester on Friday 4 November. The annual awards recognise and rejoice the achievements of a few of GMP’s best officers and workers, and everybody recognised on the evening displayed unbelievable dedication to obligation and the general public they serve.  

The awards have been introduced by Chief Constable Steven Watson, who took the place in 2021 and has led the pressure from strength-to-strength. He mentioned: “Everybody here’s a winner, you’re improbable, I and my colleagues are so pleased with you and GMP proper now. Take care of the general public, take care of one another, and take care of yourselves.”  

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