Award prize money to provide domestic abuse alarms
Domestic violence alarms are to be provided with the prize money presented to Epping Forest police volunteer Tony Ellis who was runner-up in the Essex Police Fire and Crime Commissioner's awards.
Mr Ellis, who has worked in policing across the Epping Forest district for more than 50 years, was presented with £500 to be spent on a local project of his choice.
Mr Ellis is based at Ongar Police Station where he works as an Active Citizen volunteer running the national Problem Solvers initiative, and also works with Epping Forest Community Safety Partnership voluntarily as a crime prevention advisor.
The alarms will be available to victims of domestic abuse in the district through the Epping Forest District Council Careline service.