Lifesaving former Evesham officer Vicky honoured with national police award - The Evesham Observer

Lifesaving former Evesham officer Vicky honoured with national police award

Evesham Editorial 5th Jul, 2023   0

A WEST MERCIA Police officer and former Evesham constable has been formally recognised in a national award scheme.

Sergeant Vicky Hallett is one of two runners-up for the National Police Chief Council’s (NPCC) Response Officer of the Year 2023.

Vicky has faced a number of serious incidents and has performed CPR on eight occasions and helped recover three casualties from the River Avon.

She was chosen by representatives from HMICFRS, the College of Policing, the Police Federation, Oscar Kilo – The National Police Wellbeing Service and NPCC Response Policing and was up against the best of response police officers from around the country.

Having worked as a constable for four years at Evesham she recently passed her sergeant’s exam and now leads a team in Worcester.

Speaking after receiving her certificate, Vicky said it came as a complete surprise. “While it’s nice to be recognised in this way, I’m part of a fantastic team and we all work together to achieve the same goals. Everyone chips in and supports each other.

“Our role is to respond to incidents, engage with the public and build public confidence in the police. It’s a demanding job, physically and mentally and you have to deal with some traumatic events, but the good days make the bad days worthwhile.

“I’ve always wanted to be a police officer. I like going into the unknown and challenging myself to be out of my comfort zone.

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Jones said: “Given her relatively short length of service, the incidents Victoria has become involved in is extraordinary.

“Many officers can go their entire service without using the first aid they learn – to deliver CPR eight times in such a short space of time is remarkable.

“She is a credit to the force, her team, her family and herself.”

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