Former Norfolk and Suffolk roads police chief gets award for his work

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The former head of roads policing in Norfolk and Suffolk has been given a top award by the National Police Federation.

Chris Spinks, who retired from his role of chief inspector in December, was awarded runner-up in the Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing 2015 award.

Mr Spinks was presented with the award at the annual Roads Policing Conference hosted by the Police Federation and the National Police Chiefs Council in Hinckley last Thursday evening.

He had been nominated by the chief constables of Norfolk and Suffolk, Simon Bailey and Gareth Wilson, for his exceptional work in roads policing and commitment to improving safety.

Speaking after the event, Mr Spinks, who now works at Dereham-based road sign specialist Westcotec, said: “It’s an honour to be nominated and to be recognised by peers and colleagues makes it all the more special.”

The award was won by South Yorkshire police inspector Craig Clifton, with Mr Spinks receiving a joint runner-up award alongside Sergeant Paul Mountford from Merseyside Police.