The Josephine (Joey) Cotterill Award for Contributions to Public Service Delivery or Continual Outstanding Service exceeding 25 years


Mrs Emma Davies – Investigative Services
THE AWARD
Josephine Cotterill was a well-known and respected member of police staff. She served for ten years with Staffordshire Police, working as a payroll and pensions officer at Headquarters. Joey fought a long illness and sadly died on 6 August 2003.

Her family presented their award to the Chief Constable in 2004 to recognise and reward a member of police staff whose contributions to public service delivery are over and above that which would normally be expected, or for instigating original work which enhances the service provided by Staffordshire Police, or to recognise an individual of long-standing service who has demonstrated continual outstanding service to Staffordshire Police.

CITATION
Mrs Emma Davies is recognised for her outstanding service, dedication and exceptional professionalism in contributing to Investigative Services.

During her 27-years service, Emma has shown meticulous attention to detail and commitment to quality which means that she has always delivered to a high standard.

Her specialist skills and knowledge of fingerprinting have contributed to the detection and conviction of offenders – many in serious investigations.

Emma’s professional excellence is recognised by her colleagues in the force and the justice system. She has been a consistent high performer throughout her career and sets the benchmark. Always taking pride in her work, her ‘can do’ attitude and infectious work ethic is what others aspire to.

More than happy to help and take on the most arduous and complex work without hesitation, she supports her colleagues and has been an exceptional role model when mentoring new staff.