A PCSO based in Burton stole the limelight at an awards ceremony when she received a gong for her community work.
PCSO Caroline Maycock, 29, said she was ‘shocked’ to learn she is line to receive the Peter Edwards Citizenship and Achievement Award at the Staffordshire Police awards night.
The Peter Edwards award - named after the first branch secretary of the force’s Unison trade union - is awarded to an officer whose actions benefited the community or work colleagues.
PCSO Maycock, who was handed the award from Mr Edwards’s widow, said she is still none the wiser as to who nominated her for the award.
She told the Mail: “I had no idea I had been nominated so it was a shock when I received the letter to say I had won.
“I have not spoken to anyone who nominated me so I don’t know what they put on my nomination form.
“But I do work with a really good team and it’s good to do things for your colleagues. I don’t know if it’s anything specific and I’m not one to blow my own trumpet.”
Scores of officers accompanied by family and partners attended the ceremony which included a meal and entertainment.
PCSO Maycock said: “I have never been to an event like it. I was told it was the best one so far.
“My chief inspector, Steve Maskrey, congratulated me, it was nice to have someone that you know say that, and the chief constable congratulated me and shook my hand.”
PCSO Maycock, who has served with the force since December 2006, said her daily routine usually involves patrolling Stapenhill on her bicycle and working with vulnerable people in the community.
She said: “I just try to enjoy my job. There are not that many typical days, there are good days and bad days. The good days make you feel brilliant.
“I won’t be aiming for anymore awards but I will keep going because I must be doing something right.”