Sussex Police officers, staff, special constables, volunteers, colleagues from partner agencies and members of the public were honoured at this year’s divisional awards ceremony, held at the East Sussex National Golf and Spa Resort, Uckfield.
On Wednesday 28 November divisional commendations were presented to 53 officers and special constables, 12 police staff and308 members of the public, including air cadets from 304 Squadron.
Chief Constable Commendations were presented to four officers, one member of police staff and three members of the public.
Certificates of Merit were awarded to four officers and six members of the public and volunteers.
The awards honour exemplary deeds of personal courage, outstanding service delivery, those risking personal injury to save people from immediate harm, excellent leadership and communication skills and exceptional investigation of complex cases.
The ceremony and nominees were supported by HM Lord Lieutenant Peter Field, High Sheriff John Moore-Bick, Chief Constable Giles York, the East Sussex Command Team, and recipients' friends and families.
Chief Superintendent Jason Taylor, East Sussex Divisional Commander, said: “When I hear about the courage and dedication of the people receiving these awards and the humility they have shown, I am left with nothing but admiration and respect.
"The outstanding contribution each one of them has made to our communities is remarkable and fully worthy of the recognition they have received."
He added: "As East Sussex Divisional Commander I am privileged to be part of this awards ceremony and to be able to recognise the contribution made by colleagues from Sussex Police and members of the public who have gone that extra mile.
"I am also immensely proud my teams: the officers and staff, special constables and volunteers who routinely deliver such an outstanding service to the public.
"Every day their courage, commitment and dedication helps to keep people safe and to protect the vulnerable, and for that they, too, should be extremely proud.”