A SOUTH Kirkby police officer has received a commendation for his commitment to the job.
PCSO Ken Short, from the South Kirkby neighbourhood police team (NPT), was given the Chief Constable’s Commendation for his outstanding dedication, enthusiasm and skill in working with partners, colleagues and the community to tackle crime and improve the quality of life for residents in the area over the last five years.
Sir Norman Bettison, chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, said that PCSO Short had made a positive difference to the lives of people in his neighbourhood.
PCSO Short, 51, started work as a community support officer six years ago and transferred to the South Kirkby NPT from Morley five years ago.
The married dad-of-one had also been entered for the West Yorkshire Police Excel awards as a finalist for the PCSO of the Year.
Insp Jackie Turton, from the NPT, said “I am very proud of PCSO Short and of all his achievements. The award is for the continued outstanding dedication to neighbourhood policing in the southeast, which he very much deserves.”
PCSO Short said: “It is a great honour for me to serve the community in the south east.
“I really value my role and it’s great that I can make such a positive difference.
“I am proud to receive such an award.”