Neighbourhood Watch chairman Rodney Amor honoured
A man who played a major role in developing nearly 3,500 Neighbourhood Watch schemes across Surrey has been commended for his work.
Rodney Amor received his commendation from Surrey Chief Constable Lynn Owens in recognition of his "outstanding contribution" over the last 20 years.
Mr Amor, chairman of Surrey Neighbourhood Watch Association, was one of the organisation's founders.
Surrey Police said he had built it up with strength and enthusiasm.
Police officers and staff also received awards for bravery and professionalism at the awards ceremony on Wednesday.
Among them were Sgt Ross Spanton, who received his commendation for preventing a potential suicide at the Belfrey car park in Redhill.
Det Con Tony Maker was praised for his work in bringing a successful prosecution against a sex offender and Supt Sharon Bush was commended for her work in tackling anti-social behaviour.