PCSO Arlene Ormston & PC Andy Hipkin won the 2021 Buckinghamshire PCSO and Police Officer of the year awards
PCSO Arlene Ormston: Arlene covers some of the rural areas in MK and has built up a great relationship with the farmers and rural communities. She has set up Neighbourhood Watch schemes, always attends community forums and parish council meetings and is seen as the ‘go to’ person for help. She is described by her nominators as ‘truly outstanding’ and a ‘true super star’.
On receiving this award, Arlene said, “It has always been very important to me that the area that I cover knows who their PCSO is or that they are able to ask someone who will know who their PCSO is.
“There are so many different ways to reach out to people and I try and engage on every level with all of my rural villages so for them to nominate me for this award means a lot to me. One of my main goals in life has been achieved; being PCSO of the Year 2021 for Buckinghamshire.”
PC Andy Hipkin: Andy is a neighbourhood officer covering central Milton Keynes. He is incredibly committed, always willing to help and he is described as having “a vault of knowledge” of the area he covers.
He has become the face of policing in the area and his calm demeanour and relaxed approach to policing puts him in good stead when engaging with those who don’t normally speak to police. In one example, he was able to work with a victim of cuckooing to understand what they had been subject to, allowing Andy to put protection and support measures in place for the individual who is now doing well.
One nominator said “I feel a lot safer with Andy about and it’s really nice to have someone so invested in the community and who enjoys learning about the residents so he knows how to help them best.”
On receiving this award, Andy said, “I feel incredibly humbled and honoured on winning this award. I have worked tirelessly with the City Centre community and built up excellent relationships with partners and my locals, this is as much about them as it is about me, and makes me proud to work on my neighbourhood.”
Andy and Arlene are pictured with their family members and Commander for the MK police area Superintendent Marc Tarbit at the awards ceremony last night.
Well done Arlene and Andy!!