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Presentations to outstanding police officers

The annual awards ceremony for the Isle of Man's police force takes place this afternoon.

The accolades to be presented include Warrants of Establishment, Long Service and Good Conduct Medals and the Chief Constable's Certificate of Merit.

Matt Kennaugh reports (text, below, from attached audio file):

The ceremony will be held at the Sefton Hotel in Douglas and there are numerous awards to be handed out.

Constables Richard Cretney, Katrina Keeling and Jonathan Pennan are among the people receiving Warrants of Establishment.

Officers being given Certificates of Merit include Constables Andy Traviss and Dave Walker.

The Chief Constable's Certificate of Commendation for saving a life goes to four people, one of them Mark Teare who rescued a man who had fallen into Ramsey Harbour last year.

Special Constable's will also be recognised today, among them Tom Barklie who is being awarded for his commitment to the police as a volunteer.

And John Collings picks up the R K Eason Trophy in recognition of his outstanding work as Coroner's Officer over a five year period.


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