Posted: Wed 6th Dec 2023

Police inspector awarded for outstanding contributions to community safety in Wrexham for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Dec 6th, 2023

A police inspector has been awarded for her outstanding contributions to community safety in Wrexham.

Inspector Claire McGrady, Violence Against Women and Girls Tactical Delivery Manager, won the violence against women, domestic abuse, and sexual violence category at the Wales Safer Communities Awards ceremony in November.

The event, hosted by the Wales Safer Communities Network, was the first to be held to celebrate the work of projects, partnerships and people actively making communities safer across Wales.

It was the second award Insp McGrady has won since September, for the impact her work has had on the streets of Wrexham, in providing a safer environment for women and girls over the past three years, which has led to a marked increase in reported serious sexual offences.

North Wales Police Chief Constable Amanda Blakeman said: “Congratulations to all the officers and staff whose hard work was recognised at this year’s inaugural Wales Safer Communities Awards.

“I am immensely proud of all our winners and their exceptional work that has been highlighted as part of these awards, which has undoubtedly contributed to our area becoming a safer place to work, live and visit.

“These accolades highlight their concerted efforts to deliver for our communities on the basics of fighting, reducing, and preventing crime, and providing an excellent service to victims by tackling the issues that really matter to our community, such as violence against women, rural crime and acquisitive crime.

“They each have set many examples of accountability and having a tenacious approach to solving problems.

“The subsequent imprisonment of the prolific offenders at the heart of some of these investigations have also undoubtedly contributed to safer communities across North Wales.

“By working together with partners, we can share strengths, resources and expertise to find innovative and long-term solutions to creating safer neighbourhoods.”

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin said: “I would like to congratulate all the officers and staff from North Wales Police who both won and were nominated for awards at this year’s inaugural Wales Safer Communities Network Awards.

“Their success is testament to the dedication to duty, and innovation in the fight against crime, shown at all levels throughout the Force.

“I know that the people of North Wales are all grateful for their hard work and effort to keep us all secure.

“I would also like to thank Wales Safer Communities Network for hosting these awards and for recognising the importance of celebrating the work of projects, partnerships and people who are actively making communities safer across Wales.”

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