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Former Skipton police officer rewarded for youth work
9:00am Sunday 29th July 2012 in News
Andy has just retired from North Yorkshire Police where he was a youth action officer and was a major contributor to the Crimebeat awards which encourage young people to develop projects to benefit the community and help reduce crime.
Now he has been highly commended by the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire Peter Scrope and the county’s temporary chief constable Tim Madgwick for his contribution to the scheme.
Andy said: “It was a real surprise and pleasure to hear that my work had been acknowledged. One of the most rewarding times during my police service was as a youth action officer.
“The opportunity to work with so many inspiring groups of young people in all kinds of settings from primary schools to the Duke of Edinburgh awards has been a real privilege.
“The Crimebeat Awards are a brilliant way of showcasing the work of young people. I believe that working alongside children and young adults from an early age can lead to good community links and sets the foundations for positive relationships between the police and those young people as they get older.”
Mr Scrope said: “I was delighted to jointly present this award to former PC Andy Bradley.
“Andy has made a really positive contribution to Crimebeat in North Yorkshire involving young people throughout the county in crime awareness projects.
“Two years ago North Yorkshire won the national competition and last year our county winners, Sutton Community Primary School, came third in the National Crimebeat finals held in London.
“I am delighted that Andy has agreed to join this year’s North Yorkshire judging panel, for which groups have to submit their entries by the middle of November.”
Open to young people aged between five and 25, there are two categories - groups independently developed and run by young people and groups set up by an adult and run by young people.
For more information, visit national-crimebeat.org.uk