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Today we are celebrating the success of ICT Product and Programme Manager, Catherine Davies who won the 2020 Police Staff of the Year award.
Catherine, who is approaching 20 years of service with the Dyfed-Powys Police, has been recognised for her outstanding commitment to project-managing a number of significant technological solutions that have assisted the force’s operational performance.
Thanks to Catherine’s meticulous efforts and technological expertise, all Dyfed-Powys Police frontline officers are now equipped with mobile data terminals and body worn video cameras, and armed response and traffics fleets have newly installed in-car video.
According to the Women in Tech website, only 19% of people in UK tech roles are women.
Dyfed-Powys Police Temporary Chief Constable Claire Parmenter said, “We are proud that Catherine is championing STEM jobs and inspiring other people in her field.
“The technology that Catherine has delivered across the force is aiding police officers and PCSOs to be more efficient, accountable and knowledgeable in their roles of gathering intelligence and protecting the public.”
Catherine’s projects are often running simultaneously, requiring her to balance her responsibilities with absolute precision, and her work has saved significant costs for Dyfed-Powys Police.
Though her work is demanding, she has been praised for consistently delivers to a high standard and still finding the time to help others.
Co-worker Marie McAvoy said: “Catharine inspires and motivates staff and is always willing to advise and assist others with the aim of developing them as individuals, and for the wider benefit of Dyfed-Powys Police.”
Catherine, who was overwhelmed at the gesture and nomination put forward by her colleague said: “It is nice to know that my efforts are valued and appreciated by colleagues and the work being done alongside personal responsibilities is recognised.”
The force’s Senior Manager of Forensic Operations, Sharlene Watkins and Technical Specialist in Computer Forensics, Charles Gill were named runners-up for the Police Staff of the Year award.
Tomorrow we will be sharing our 2020 Annual Awards Team of the Year winners.
THE POLICE STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARD WAS SPONSORED BY | UNISON - the UK's largest union - working in the private and public sector - providing vital services to the public.