Special Inspector wins top award


A SPECIAL inspector who polices Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre has received a national award for helping to improve the processes for searching for missing people.

Ruth Gardner, 36, was awarded the Ferrers Trophy at the National Policing Improvement Agency’s annual Special Constable and Police Support Volunteer Awards, which aim to recognise the wide range of skills that volunteers bring to policing in England and Wales.

Special Insp Gardner has worked for Lancashire Constabulary on a voluntary basis since 1994. She leads a team of five special sergeants and more than 50 special constables.

See the Lancaster Guardian (07-07-11) for full story.