Walsall officers receive prestigous award
13 July 2012
Two Walsall police officers have been given Chief Constable Awards at yesterday's West Midlands Police Awards Ceremony in Edgbaston, Birmingham in recognition of their outstanding work on a high profile drugs operation.
Inspector Neil Creed and Detective Sergeant Steve Davis were commended for their hard work on Operation Eliminate, a partnership operation targeting high level drug dealers in Walsall. The operation resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of 19 drug dealers for trafficking offences in and around Walsall town centre.
Chief Superintendent Kevin Bullas from Walsall Police commended his officers by saying, "The hard work and dedication displayed by these two officers was instrumental in improving the quality of lives of our communities and has really helped towards developing the trust and confidence they have in us."
"Inspector Creed and Sergeant Davis' commitment to policing has resulted in 19 people being sentenced to a total of 74 years imprisonment for drug trafficking offences. The operation also saw officers recovered £21,700 worth of stirling and $3,000 worth of dollars, as well as quantities of heroin, crack cocaine, steroids, cannabis and a number of weapons."
Insp Neil Creed (above) and Sgt Stephen Davis (below) accepting there awards from Chief Constable Chris Simms and Derek Webley, Chair of Police Authority.