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Haslingden student takes top trainee police award
A ROSSENDALE teenager has been awarded a coveted trainee policing award.
Michael Almond collected the prize after completing 1,00 hours on the beat and has now been named as a Special Constable of the Year.
The former Haslingden High School pupil, who attends the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Burnley campus, spent the last 10 weeks of his course working full-time for Greater Manchester Police on the Bury town centre team.
After completing more than 1,000 hours of unpaid work in the last year as a Special Constable, 19-year-old Michael was recommended for the award by both his Special Constabulary and Neighbourhood Policing Team.
He said: “I’ve dealt with a wide variety of policing incidents over the last year and now feel I have a good level of both theoretical and practical knowledge to establish a career in the police. I feel really proud to receive this award and have got a lot out of my time at the Bury Division.”
A police spokesman said: “Michael is enthusiastic, confident and eager to learn. He has good crime management and has already made a number of excellent arrests.”
Senior lecturer and course leader for the foundation degree in policing, Bob Helm, added: “This award is a great way to recognise and congratulate Michael on the commitment he has given to his studies and to the police.”
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