Met awards reveal the top investigator
A HILLINGDON detective has been named the Investigator of the Year at the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Excellence in Total Policing Awards.
DC Jacqui Robertson collected her award at the ceremony in Central London on February 10 for her part in sending five fraudsters to jail for a total of seven years.
The five had fraudulently claimed they were being paid for the care of elderly and vulnerable people they were not actually visiting.
DC Robertson spent hundreds of hours and detailed 755 separate offences while investigating the falsifying of care logs.
It is not the first time her detective work has been recognised. In 2010 she was awarded for outstanding investigative ability, sensitivity and professionalism at the Hillingdon Borough Commander’s Award.
Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: “These awards give us the opportunity to celebrate the professionalism of our officers, staff and volunteers who deliver an outstanding service day in day out and recognise the courage of some of our officers, in saving lives and tackling armed and dangerous criminals.
“My officers and staff joined the Met to serve and protect Londoners and make our City safer for everyone.
“I am proud to lead an organisation where amazing work is normal.
“Today is an opportunity for me to say thank you to all those men and women of the Met who have been nominated for the awards and congratulate the worthy winners, who give so much for London everyday.”