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Stockport PC hailed Greater Manchester police officer of the year

Stockport Response Officer Tracy Hallworth has earned the title of Greater Manchester Police’s Police Officer of the Year.

PC Hallworth (pictured centre) – who is based at Cheadle Hulme Police Station was honored at the Chief Constable’s Annual Awards ceremony at the Etihad.

In a recent incident in Stockport town centre, PC Hallworth, alongside her team, successfully apprehended four individuals wielding machetes.

On another challenging call, she faced danger as a male suspect attempted to push her out of a window during the arrest.

Her commendable actions and commitment to duty have earned her the prestigious recognition as she also serves as a family liaison officer.

Award winner

She said: “I am absolutely delighted to represent all frontline uniformed police officers as the winner of the award.

“I have been on response for the past 15 years and still have pride and a sense of accomplishment in doing my job.

“I still get emails every year from a teenage girl that I talked down from a bridge.

“I have lost count of the amount of jobs where a calm demeanour makes the difference between significant harm and a place of safety for the individual involved.

“It is not always an easy role and it’s certainly not ‘just a job’. It’s a vocation, and there is no other job like it – I couldn’t sit behind a desk all day.

“I cannot express enough that the role of response officer is exhilarating, sometimes heart-breaking but mostly rewarding, and I am lucky to be part of an amazing team with fantastic supervision.”

PC Hallworth was put forward for the Chief Constable’s Annual Awards by chief superintendent Webster, Stockport’s district commander.

Dedicated officer

He said: “Tracy is a dedicated and experienced officer who does her very best every day to support our community, celebrating over 15 years as a response officer with a work ethic and determination which is second to none.

“We have all witnessed how Tracy serves our community ethically, fairly, with huge resolve and personal resilience.

“She has always gone above and beyond in her role – an example of that is her work as a family liaison officer, dealing with the relatives of individuals who have often died in tragic circumstances.

“Tracy’s performance is exceptional; her approach, her nurture and mentoring of junior officers is something to be admired.

“I am exceptionally proud of Tracy, she is a role model for many, and I know that the rest of the Stockport district will be proud too.”


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