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 National award for roads policing inspector


​A roads policing inspector has won a national award for his contribution to road safety.

Inspector Jon Curtis, from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, took home the award for Individual Excellence in Promotion of Road Safety at the recent national Safer Roads Partnerships conference.

The award was in recognition of Insp Curtis’ dedication to improving road safety and raising public awareness of road safety issues.

The citation said: “His knowledge, understanding and capacity to push road safety up the agenda is a testament to his tenacity and determination. In the last three years, he has become a champion for road safety, running campaigns and being at the forefront of leading the messages to get the community on board.”

Insp Curtis said: “This award was completely unexpected, but I am extremely proud to receive it on behalf of the team. 

“Although the award has my name on, it has been a real team effort and one that would not have been possible without their support, assistance, guidance, tenacity and own personal commitment to improving road safety.”

Chief Inspector Graham Milne added: “This is a great accolade for Jon personally, but also the wider unit who have worked really hard over the last few years to raise the profile of road safety and ultimately, save people’s lives.”