Asian group officers gain police award

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POLICE officers involved in setting up the first Asian women’s group in West Lothian have been honoured with the Chief Constable’s Award at the annual Lothian and Borders Police Force Excellence Awards.

The Milan group was set up in August last year and has allowed the force to make links with this typically under- represented group.

Chief Constable David Strang presented the award at Fettes HQ, one of 11 honours collected by West Lothian officers at the event.

Chief Superintendent Jeanette McDiarmid said: “I am delighted that innovation and dedication of officers involved in establishing the Milan group in West Lothian has been recognised. Through their hard work, we have broken down barriers and are now better equipped to respond to the needs of the Asian community.”

Pc Andrew Angus and Pc David Thomson also received community policing awards for their contribution to Whitburn.

School link officers Pc David McRobbie, Pc Jose Vega Lozano and Pc Paul Corner were recognised in the community policing category.