Avon and Somerset DC wins award for 37-year career

12 October 2018

DC Chris Williams from Avon and Somerset Constabulary has won the Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF) Regional Recognition Award.

The DC’s dedication to a career helping children stemmed from wanting to do something positive to help and prevent child abuse, giving vulnerable victims the confidence and courage to say what has happened to them.

In 2011, DC Williams supported three victims of historic child sexual abuse and made a significant contribution towards the sentencing of the offender for 81 consecutive year’s imprisonment. She has received a Judge’s commendation for exemplary victim care work in a complex case involving seven victims over many years. Her tact and empathy has been critical in obtaining evidence.

This officer’s passion and dedication is unrelenting.  She is due to retire later this year, but wants to return as a civilian investigator.

On receiving the award, DC Chris Williams said: “I feel extremely shocked, very proud and honoured.

"There are hundreds of detectives out there who deserve this as well."

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