South Yorkshire PC scoops national award

BAWP Awards 2014

South Yorkshire PC Toni Love (right) receives her award from Met Police Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick.

Police Constable Toni Love has won Officer of the Year at the British Association of Women’s Policing (BAWP) 8th annual awards for her outstanding achievements and contribution to policing.

This isn’t the first time that Toni, a response constable based in Doncaster, has received recognition for her contribution to policing. Winning Special of the Year at the force’s annual Leaders in Action awards in 2009, Toni then went on to be awarded Doncaster Officer of the Year in 2012. The following year, in 2013, Toni again received an award at the force’s Leaders in Action ceremony, this time for South Yorkshire Officer of the Year.

On winning the BAWP Officer of the Year, Toni said, “I feel honoured and proud to win this award, it was totally unexpected. I just feel really lucky and fortunate I get to do a job I really love; I enjoy coming to work and being able to interact with the public and make a difference to them.”

Toni, who is from Doncaster, worked voluntarily in excess of 50 hours a week as a Special when she first joined South Yorkshire Police eight years ago, purely because she loved the role so much and wanted to make a difference. When the opportunity arose in 2010 she successfully became a police officer.

South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable David Crompton said, “PC Toni Love does a superb job for South Yorkshire Police. Day-in and day-out she optimises all that is best about British Policing. Her commitment, professionalism and overall work-ethic are an example to everyone and I am absolutely delighted to see this being rewarded at the 8th annual BAWP awards.”