Friday, 20 July 2012
DC MARK BLANDFORD GETS AN AWARD
WHAT'S IT REALLY FOR THOUGH?
Mark earns top tribute
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This is Staffordshire
STAFFORDSHIRE detective Mark Blandford has been nationally recognised for developing a public protection learning programme.
DC Blandford was one of three people who received an ACPO President's commendation at this year's national ACPO public protection conference held in Warwick. It is the first time commendations have been awarded to public protection practitioners who attend the annual conference.
DC Blandford, from the force's Multi-Agency Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) unit, has developed a national policing learning and development programme which covers aspects of training required for officers to recognise the risk assessment of sex offenders and violent offenders.
DC Blandford said: "I feel very honoured to receive a commendation and pleased that our work will go towards training officers to achieve excellence in the way they protect the public and for the public to have trust and confidence in the police."
Superintendent Neil Hemmings, head of the force's public protection unit, said: "Mark is now recognised as one of the most highly qualified specialists in the country in the field of risk management.
"We are pleased his work has been recognised and public protection officers from across the country will benefit from attending the five-day course."