Police Now officer wins Student Officer of the Year
Tuesday 14th November 2023
Detective Constable Morgan Skeels-Caldwell was awarded Student Officer of the Year at Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable’s Annual Awards 2023.
Morgan joined the force in 2021 via Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme, which recruits, trains and develops graduates to become outstanding frontline leaders in neighbourhood policing teams across England and Wales.
Morgan was presented with the award for his work on Bury Neighbourhood Policing Team, where he quickly developed a reputation as a hard-working and proactive officer. He became the top performer on his team in terms of the number of arrests made, whilst successfully completing Police Now’s two-year training programme. He demonstrated strong peer leadership skills by mentoring younger student officers and assisting them to also complete their own portfolios and studies.
Morgan completed Police Now’s programme in September 2023 and has successfully applied for a role in Bury Criminal Investigation Department, where he is currently a trainee detective constable.
Detective Constable Morgan Skeels-Caldwell said: “I applied for Police Now’s programme when I was finishing my degree in History at the University of Warwick. I had always wanted a career in public service, where I could make a real difference to society, and Police Now’s mission to transform communities and build public confidence in policing really appealed. The programme supported me to develop as a frontline officer and in turn support and protect the public. I focused particularly on reducing anti-social behaviour and drug crime in Bury as a neighbourhood officer and am thoroughly looking forward to the rest of my policing career, as I now train as a detective and continue to support victims of crime and investigate criminality in the area.”
The Chief Constable’s Annual Awards 2023 took place in October, to highlight shining examples of best practice, bravery, and teamwork across all levels and areas of Greater Manchester Police.
Chief Constable Stephen Watson was responsible for deciding the individual category winners. He said: “As I read through the details of the work of the nominees for each of the categories, I felt incredibly proud to be the Chief Constable of this resurgent organisation – and I had that feeling again on the big night itself.
“These award winners are leading by example, delivering the level of service we expect and are expected to provide the communities of Greater Manchester.”
Chief Superintendent Chris Hill said: “Morgan has proved himself to be an ideal student officer who continually performs well. His passion for public services is evident and he works exceptionally hard to support both the public and his peers. He will no doubt continue to excel throughout his policing career”