DEDICATION to frontline policing, running rewarding initiatives and protecting vulnerable victims of crime are among the achievements that were honoured at this year’s West Yorkshire Policing Awards.

Several Bradford officers were rewarded for their hard work over the last 12 months, while Detective Inspector Ian Bryar was handed the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 30 years of service to the force.

The annual awards ceremony was held at the Centenary Pavillion at Leeds United Football Club on Friday evening and recognised the accolades of police officers, PCSO’s, staff, volunteers and members of the Special Constabulary.

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson, attended the ceremony and won the ‘Employee of the Year’ award.

He said: “I am always humbled by the tremendous work undertaken by officers, staff and volunteers alongside our partners across West Yorkshire.

“These awards really typify the high levels of professionalism and compassion demonstrated, often under the most challenging and complex of circumstances.

“Hearing the stories of all those nominated for these awards truly brings home the levels of dedication and personal commitment in keeping people safe and feeling safe.

“Certainly from my own experience and visits across our communities, I know that it does not go unnoticed and is making a genuine difference to people’s lives, which is rightly recognised with these annual awards.”

The full list of Bradford winners were:

Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity: PC James Elliott - For his contribution to equality and diversity working alongside faith communities in Bradford.

Student Officer of the Year Award: PC Joshua Jackson - For his dedication and commitment during his first two years service.

Sharon Beshenivsky Trophy – PCSO of the Year: PCSO Lyndon Thomas - For going above and beyond daily helping to tackle crime and ASB in Bradford.

Solving Problems with Partners Award: PS Emma Rowbottom - Recognised for her hard work and dedication setting up the innovative ‘Tackle It’ project within a prison, encouraging all participants to develop a more positive outlook and enjoy a successful life away from crime.

Lifetime Achievement Award: DI Ian Bryar - Recognised for his outstanding commitment, dedication and professionalism throughout his 30 years of service.