Posted: Wed 16th Mar 2016

Long-Service Medal For Specials Chief Inspector /
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 16th, 2016

A Special Chief Inspector’s dedication and devotion to service has been recognised at a ceremony which took place at Kinmel Manor last week. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Specials Chief Inspector Andrew Moore was presented with the prestigious Special Constabulary Long Service award, which is awarded in recognition of continued voluntary service by members of the Special Constabulary. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Specials provide vital support to a whole range of policing activities – they can conduct foot patrols, assist at the scene of road traffic collisions, conduct house to house enquiries, work at large-scale events such as the Eisteddfod, present evidence in court and work with colleagues in other departments such as the Roads Policing Unit and CID. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Andrew is a familiar face through regular patrols in the Conwy and Denbighshire areas – something he has done for the last ten years. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He started his service as a Special Constable in Colwyn Bay then became a Special Sergeant at St Asaph and Rhyl before being promoted to Inspector for west Conwy. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For the past three years he has been the Specials Chief Inspector for the Central Division and he is a pivotal member of the Special Constabulary Senior Management Team. He plays a key role in the management and mentoring of current specials and the recruitment of new members. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He said: “I was very happy to receive the long-service medal. I have worked for North Wales Police for ten years and I am proud to be a member of the Special Constabulary. I feel a real sense of achievement helping others and I thoroughly enjoy working with my colleagues to help make north Wales a safer place. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Every shift is different and you get the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. It’s also a great achievement to help develop new members who are starting their careers with the Special Constabulary.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In 2014 Andrew successfully completed the CMI Level 6 in Leadership & Management at the College of Policing Bramshill. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In his ‘day job’ Andrew is a Key Account Manager for BMW Financial Services having spent the last 18 years in automotive financial services. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Andrew lives in Old Colwyn with his wife and two young sons. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Special Constabulary Chief Officer Mark Owen said: “These events are always a great pleasure to be part of and not only provide an opportunity to show appreciation to the individuals receiving them, but also to the families and friends who have supported them in their work over many years. I congratulate Andrew on his achievement.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Long Service Awards was held in the Kinmel Manor Hotel on Wednesday 9th March and were presented by the Chief Constable, Mark Polin. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Special Constables work alongside regular officers, and are expected to commit at least four hours service a week. They are given training and a uniform, and have all the powers and authority of regular officers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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