High Sheriff Award: PCSO Josh Griffiths
Posted: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:12 by John Kay
The Town Council are pleased to announce that our former PCSO Josh Griffiths has been awarded a High Sheriff Award for his excellent efforts while based within the Dursley Neighbourhood Police team.
The role of High Sheriff has evolved over time, but is rooted almost 1,000 years ago in Saxon times. The modern High Sheriff actively lends support to crime prevention agencies, the emergency services and the voluntary sector, helping with crime reduction initiatives, especially with young people.
The current High Sheriff is Lt Col Andrew Tabor JP and a key role of this position is "to actively support and promote the voluntary sector, giving all possible encouragement to the voluntary organisations within Gloucestershire" which the award represents.
PCSO Griffiths was nominated by Dursley Town and Gloucestershire County Councillor Loraine Patrick who stated "I am pleased Josh has been recognised by the High Sheriff for his efforts over the previous ten years in Dursley. He has been missed by colleagues and the town since departing for a similar role in the Forest of Dean at the end of 2017".