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Borough Council officers commended by Police

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Two Borough Council officers have received commendations from Warwickshire Police for their work in relation to Operation Silverton, which followed the Manchester Arena bombing in May this year.

Rachel Jackson Abu MalekThe outstanding contributions made by Rachel Jackson & Abu Malek were recognised by Chief Superintendent Alex Franklin-Smith at the Warwickshire Awards Commendation Ceremony on Monday 9th October 2017. They were commended for their professionalism, dedication and flexibility to the operation and for being ‘instrumental in providing visible reassurance to the community, thereby reducing fear and tension’.

Cllr Julie Jackson, portfolio holder for Housing and Communities said:

“I am so pleased that Rachel and Abu have been recognised for their superb contribution to Operation Silverton.

“The Borough Council’s Communities Team has worked long and hard with community leaders for many years to establish a strong relationship of mutual trust, respect and support.”

Cllr Gwynne Pomfrett, Cabinet member with responsibility for community safety said:

“We are extremely proud of the contribution Rachel and Abu made to Operation Silverton; it’s another excellent example of the strong partnership working established by our Communities Team.

“It was inspiring to witness the unity of our local community in facing the challenges last May; the resolve and resilience exhibited by all parties at that time is testimony to the positive community relationships we have established here in the Borough.”