Police Federation

Determined GMP detective wins national award

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

Trainee Detective Constable Clare Harrison, who is based in Oldham, was presented with the award at the Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF) seminar at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Wednesday 9 October.

The PFNDF awards were held as part of a two-day seminar recognising the work of detectives across the country by their peers. The awards were made to individual officers and to detective teams that displayed diligence and dedication in bringing the cases they were involved in to conclusion.

TDC Clare Harrison’s award recognised her determination in dealing with cases involving children and rape victims, the illegal discharging of a firearm in a city carpark, and her subsequent management of the cases and detailed care for the victims.

One of the commendations centred on Clare’s knowledge and best practice of police procedures which contributed to her nomination and award.
Glyn Pattinson, PFNDF chair, was full of praise for a detective showing such dedication so early in her career.

An officer with Greater Manchester Police has won the Trainee Detective of the Year Award for her work on a series of complex and distressing child protection investigations.

TDC Clare Harrison, who is based in Oldham, was presented with the award at the Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF) seminar at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Wednesday 9 October.

The PFNDF awards were held as part of a two-day seminar recognising the work of detectives across the country by their peers. The awards were made to individual officers and to detective teams that displayed diligence and dedication in bringing the cases they were involved in to conclusion.

TDC Clare Harrison’s award recognised her determination in dealing with cases involving children and rape victims, the illegal discharging of a firearm in a city carpark, and her subsequent management of the cases and detailed care for the victims.

One of the commendations centred on Clare’s knowledge and best practice of police procedures which contributed to her nomination and award.
Glyn Pattinson, PFNDF chair, was full of praise for a detective showing such dedication so early in her career.

“TDC Clare Harrison has shown a real enthusiasm for the role of a dedicated detective and we are lucky to have someone who understands the needs of victims, and with so much compassion. Dealing with vulnerable people can be upsetting and stressful, but she has proved that policing is a vocation and can reap just rewards for the vulnerable in our society.”

The runner-up of the New Trainee Detective was TDC Alexis Batty from Surrey Police, for her tenacity in investigating a dangerous and violent burglar who had been targeting vulnerable elderly women in their own homes.

Third place went to TDC Tracey Driver from Devon and Cornwall Police, for her meticulous approach to investigations and ability to build a rapport with suspects and vulnerable victims, helping to secure convictions in several cases, including high-value burglary and complex child protection

“TDC Clare Harrison has shown a real enthusiasm for the role of a dedicated detective and we are lucky to have someone who understands the needs of victims, and with so much compassion. Dealing with vulnerable people can be upsetting and stressful, but she has proved that policing is a vocation and can reap just rewards for the vulnerable in our society.”

The runner-up of the New Trainee Detective was TDC Alexis Batty from Surrey Police, for her tenacity in investigating a dangerous and violent burglar who had been targeting vulnerable elderly women in their own homes.

Third place went to TDC Tracey Driver from Devon and Cornwall Police, for her meticulous approach to investigations and ability to build a rapport with suspects and vulnerable victims, helping to secure convictions in several cases, including high-value burglary and complex child protection.

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