Two police officers from Cumbria shortlisted for national award

Two police officers from Cumbria Constabulary have been shortlisted for a prestigious national policing award for their outstanding contribution to the learning and development of police officers across England and Wales.

From a total of 27 entries submitted to the National Police Learning and Development Annual Awards, only two officers have been shortlisted for the 'Outstanding Contribution' category, and both are from Cumbria Constabulary.

Guy Pocock has been a serving police officer for thirty years and has delivered advanced training for officers at force, regional and national levels for the past thirteen years.

Chief Inspector Steve Crossley was a serving officer for thirty years before retiring earlier this year and devoted a significant chunk of his career to promoting and delivering training on a regional, national, and international level.

PC Pocock and Ex-Chief Inspector Crossley are now set to attend the Police Learning and Development Annual Conference in Coventry's Ryton-on-Dunsmore on Tuesday 25 November where they will learn who has won the 'Scottie Addison' award for outstanding contribution over a period of three to five years.

The NPLDA Awards are in their third year and are the only UK policing awards to recognise the contribution made by individuals.

PC Pocock has played an integral role in the development of Cumbria Constabulary's award winning IPLDP course, a 22 week internal training programme for all new officers recruited into Cumbria Constabulary.

Ex-Chief Inspector Steve Crossley was the architect of the Police Training Excellence model, which is used to improve service delivery by Learning and Development functions in all forces and is now being trialled by police authorities.

Among those accompanying them to the awards ceremony in Coventry will be Cumbria Constabulary's Deputy Chief Constable, Christine Twigg, and the force's Head of Training, Peter Train.

Deputy Chief Constable, Christine Twigg said: "I am very proud that two officers from Cumbria police are nominated for this important award. Both have made excellent contributions to the development and high standards of police training across the country."

Peter Train said: "Both of these individuals have made a significant contribution to training police officers within Cumbria and in forces across the UK. Their work will continue to influence the way that training in the police service is managed and delivered and they both deserve this recognition for their contribution. I am privileged to be able to work with such talented people."

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