Special bobbie’s national award

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A SPECIAL police inspector who covers Lancaster and Morecambe has received a national award for helping to improve the processes for searching for missing people.

A SPECIAL police inspector who covers Lancaster and Morecambe has received a national award for helping to improve the processes for searching for missing people.

Ruth Gardner, 36, who also polices the Wyre, was awarded the Ferrers Trophy at the National Policing Improvement Agency’s annual Special Constable and Police Support Volunteer Awards, which aim to recognise the skills that volunteers bring to policing in England and Wales.

Special Insp Gardner has worked for Lancashire Constabulary on a voluntary basis since 1994. She leads a team of five special sergeants and more than 50 special constables. Her team have helped introduce new policies for searching for missing people, putting more than 600 hours worth of time into the project. The procedures have resulted in the successful location of a number of vulnerable people.

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