Debbie is in the top three

PORTISHEAD police community support officer Debbie Charman is one of the top three in Britain - and that's official. PCSO Debbie Charman scooped third prize in the Jane's Police Review national awards which are held each year to recognise the best in comm

PORTISHEAD police community support officer Debbie Charman is one of the top three in Britain - and that's official.PCSO Debbie Charman scooped third prize in the Jane's Police Review national awards which are held each year to recognise the best in community policing.Debbie, who became a PCSO in August 2003, was named as Avon and Somerset Police's top police community support officer earlier this year and was put forward for the national awards.And at a glittering ceremony in London on Thursday night, attended by Avon and Somerset Police Chief Constable Colin Port and Government minister for police Tony McNaulty, Debbie secured third place in the best police community support officer category.The mum-of-three beat off competition from 16,000 PCSOs from across the country to win third place. Debbie was recognised for her work in the community which has included launching a Text A Bully and Drugs Line initiative at Gordano School in the town.She was presented with an engraved medal and certificates by newsreader Nick Owen.Debbie said: "I am thrilled to receive third place in this national competition - I am on cloud nine."The award is not just about personal achievement but also goes to show what a strong police team we are at Portishead."Avon and Somerset Constabulary Chief Constable Colin Port said: "I am delighted that Debbie has received national recognition for her work."She is just one example of the calibre of person working within this organisation for the benefit of local communities."The wide range of Debbie's work clearly demonstrates the positive contribution that PCSOs are making throughout the Avon and Somerset force area."Portishead Police Sergeant Terry Scoble said: "It is fantastic that the work which Debbie has done has been recognised at a national level."It is fantastic news for the force and the Portishead policing team and we are all very proud of Debbie's achievements.


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