Filton police officer wins PCC award for vital work
Published on: 12 Jan 2016
By Rebecca Day
A Filton police officer’s work tackling male rape and sexual assault was recognised at a recent awards ceremony.
PC Mike Steven was acknowledged for going “above and beyond” his role as an officer, and giving victims the confidence to report incidents, at Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens’ Pride Awards.
His nomination read: “The amount of work he’s put into this campaign, raising awareness and giving victims the confidence to report, on top of his role as a PC is above and beyond what is expected of him.”
PC Steven, who has been leading the ‘Police response to male rape and sexual assault’ campaign for the last 12 months, said: “It is absolutely brilliant to be recognised for my work on the male rape and sexual assault campaign and I am delighted that the PCC supports and recognises the importance of this work.”
Speaking at the awards, held at Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters in Portishead, PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “We have some truly worthy winners sitting in this room and I am humbled by your commitment and dedication to help make the communities of Avon and Somerset be safe and feel safe.
“You have been brought to my attention by residents and local people who have taken the time to contact me, wanting to recognise your efforts and highlight how you go about working tirelessly in your community for your community.
“These awards are to recognise the silent stars who achieve great things or go above and beyond what is expected and that’s why you’re all here.”
PCC Pride Award certificates were presented to 14 winners in total from across Avon and Somerset.
The event culminated in afternoon tea with PCC Mountstevens and Temporary Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, and a tour of the force service centre, where ‘101’ and ‘999’ calls are taken.
PC Steven is pictured above with Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens