Met awards re­veal the top in­ves­ti­ga­tor

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

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