Police commendation for Community Safety officer at Three Rivers District Council

07th November 2016

Hertfordshire Constabulary has recognised the hard work of Michelle Wright, Community Safety Intervention Officer at Three Rivers District Council and Gary Sibson, Anti-Social Behaviour Officer at Herts Police, by awarding them both a commendation for joint work on anti-social behaviour.


Councillor Roger Seabourne, Lead Member of Community Safety said, “To receive this recognition is highly unusual for non-constabulary staff, demonstrating Michelle’s commitment at the Council, along with Gary at Herts Police to ensure safety of residents within the community. The joint work taken to tackle anti-social behaviour, in partnership with the Police and other agencies, show how incredibly hard both authorities are working to combat unwanted behaviour in the Three Rivers area”.

The commendation was awarded for the anti-social behaviour casework achieved by both officers on the basis of numerous e-mails and letters of thanks from local residents.

Chief Constable, Charlie Hall said: “This is a great example of partnership working between the constabulary and the council and I was pleased to be able to present Michelle and Gary with commendations for their excellent work.  There is no doubt that their dedication and hard work has made a real difference to peoples’ lives in the local community.”

This has followed a number of intensive cases in Rickmansworth, and the Closure Order in Clarkfield. Both the officers also displayed understanding and ongoing support to victims, whilst working through the processes required advancing people being removed from their properties.

Three Rivers Chief Inspector, Deirdre Dent said: “The hard work put in by both Michelle and Gary has led to a vast improvement in the quality of life for residents who were being affected by anti-social behaviour. I want to congratulate them on receiving these highly deserved commendations. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in Three Rivers.”

To report anti-social behaviour, please call 01923 776611 or email