Suffolk: Police Officers To Get Award For 'Reducing The Strength' Campaign

19 March 2014, 06:19

Two police officers from Suffolk are getting awards later for their work cutting alcohol-fuelled crime in Ipswich.

Chief Inspector Andrew Mason and PC John Alcock will be receiving Chief Constable’s Certificates of Merit in recognition of their contribution to the Reducing the Strength initiative.
The campaign was launched in Ipswich in September 2012 and aimed to reduce the sale of super strength alcohol from off-licensed stores in the town.  As a result of the East of England co-op and other off licences removed high strength beers from its shelves across Suffolk.  
Since the launch, organisers have been inundated with requests for information and assistance from police forces and councils across the UK who have been looking to copy its success.

The awards ceremony this evening will also see dozens of officers getting awards for bravery and long service.

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