Saturday, 18 May 2013

Student and community volunteers recognised at Eastern BCU annual award ceremony

Student volunteers from Cardiff University and community volunteers from the local area have been recognized at an annual award ceremony held by South Wales Police. Students and residents were thanked for their commitment over the previous 12 months and presented with a certificate. Launched five years ago, the aim of the South Wales Police Student Volunteer initiative is to develop stronger community links and enhance the lives of students and local people by making them feel safer in their communities. This year has seen more than 50 new volunteers join the scheme.

PC Tim Davies, Student Liaison Officer, said: “The scheme has gone from strength to strength and the volunteers are very much part of the South Wales Police family. “They are helping bridge the gap between police and traditionally hard-to-reach members of the community improved community relations and making a positive impact on reducing crime figures within Cathays and Roath. We are grateful for them giving up their own time to help make Cardiff safer and it was nice to formally recognise their commitment at the 4th annual award ceremony.”

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