POLICE officers from Barry were commended at the seventh annual police awards for the Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend.

At South Wales Police Headquarters Barry based PC Katie Butler was given the Bravery Award for displaying outstanding bravery in her attempt to save the life of a female threatening to jump from a fire escape.

Fellow Barry PS Paul Revers was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional professionalism, commitment and contribution within South Wales Police over the course of his career.

The aim of the awards is to recognise and reward outstanding problem-solving, while highlighting the benefits of policing in partnership with local communities.

The Divisional Commander for Central Division, Chief Superintendent Joe Ruddy, said: “I would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners in each of the categories.

"The Commendation and Award Ceremony is an opportunity to pay tribute to the efforts of our staff and partners who have contributed to the safety of the community.

“The Awards are not only an opportunity to showcase the professionalism and dedication of the teams within Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan, but they also highlight and share examples of best practice between officers and staff across the Division.

"When you read the award citations it really illustrates how the local police and partners contribute to keeping our communities safe.

"It never ceases to amaze me the things that officers and staff do over and above the normal call of duty to protect individuals and the wider community.

"I am very proud to be associated with an organisation that delivers those services day in day out, 365 days a year in some extremely difficult and dangerous circumstances.

"The public can have confidence that together with our partners we will continue to demonstrate our utmost commitment and professionalism to improve our services in tackling crime and other local priorities.”