Special awards held to mark outstanding performances

Pictured are those who attended the awards ceremony
Pictured are those who attended the awards ceremony

Police Scotland officers, staff and members of the public were honoured at Tayside Divisional Commander’s Awards Ceremony on January 23.

Tayside Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Eddie Smith presented awards, accompanied by Chief Constable Sir Stephen House and Dundee City Councillor Ken Guild, to 43 recipients - including 32 police officers, a special constable, four police staff, two partner agency workers and five members of the public.

The awards recognise outstanding performance, commitment, community spirit and professionalism or going beyond the call of duty.

Those attending ranged from three Police Officers who acted with bravery when they saved the life of male who was intent on committing suicide; to three members of the public who tried to save the life of a collapsed and unresponsive male; to Special Constable Marshall Moyes who has given over 40 years service and has demonstrated tremendous commitment to local policing and the communities of Tayside.

Chief Superintendent Smith said: “I was honoured to be able to recognise such bravery, commitment, professionalism and community spirit at the first Tayside Divisional Commander’s Awards. Each person awarded should be very proud of what they have done and I would like to thank them once again.”