A PCSO from south Manchester has been highly commended at the Chief Constables Excellence Awards.
PCSO Ben Scott from the Didsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team received a commendation for Outstanding Communication at the prestigious awards ceremony held on Friday 17 February 2012.
The Chief Constable’s Excellence Awards are sponsored by local and national organisations to celebrate excellence, reward innovation and recognise individual contributions to public service.
Ben Scott was GMP’s first tweeter and despite having no experience of communicating through social media, he quickly immersed himself into his role and now has more than 2000 followers.
Due to Ben’s successful page, Twitter has now been rolled out across the force and every single neighbourhood is using it to engage with residents.
Chief Superintendent Rob Potts said: “Ben approaches everything he does with enthusiasm and determination and Twitter was no exception. He quickly saw the potential of social media and used it to his advantage to communicate with local residents about the issues that mattered to him.
“His Twitter page has continued to grow and he has even spoken to officers from across the world about the benefits of social media.
“I’m delighted that Ben’s hard work has been recognised at such a prestigious level and I hope that he is very proud of himself.”