UK Police National Search Centre Award for Brecon Mountain Rescue Team
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Local volunteers from Brecon Mountain Rescue Team have been awarded a prestigious accolade from the UK Police National Search Centre.
In recognition of their continued support they were presented with the ‘Outstanding Service to the Police Search Community’ by Chief Inspector Mark Sweeney from the College of Policing.
The team were nominated by Powys Police Commander, Temporary Superintendent Andrew Pitt, after the team were deployed in the search for two elderly females in the Brecon area earlier this year.
Superintendent Pitt said:
“Although the nomination was in respect of the teams' efforts for two particular search operations it also reflects the significant contribution this group of volunteers have given in previous years and their continued efforts to support the emergency services, day and night, to find and rescue those who are lost or missing”.
Chief Inspector Sweeney added:
“Nominations were received from all over the UK from various agencies, all of which provide exceptional support to the police however the nomination in respect of the Brecon team stood out. It is clear how valued the team are by Dyfed-Powys Police and the local communities that they serve.”
Accepting the award on behalf of members, team leader Dr. Rob Powell said:
“We are thrilled to be recognised at a national level for this award. Our volunteers give up countless hours and sacrifice their precious time to serve our operational area. We do not look for thanks but it is a great honour to be acknowledged. We thank Dyfed Powys Police for their continued support. Our working relationship means we can ensure the community's search and rescue needs are met.”