Local PC on course for top accolade

Kirsty Neish is congratulated by council convener Graham Garvie
Kirsty Neish is congratulated by council convener Graham Garvie
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Teri policewoman Kirsty Neish has been awarded the accolade of best student after coming out top on a course she completed as part of her work with the region’s Safer Communities team.

PC Neish attended the Scottish Police College for a four-week community safety and crime reduction course, and after joining a large number of officers from across Scotland on the intensive month of training, was chosen as the deserving recipient of the prestigious David Gray Memorial Trophy. The silverware is named after a former chief constable who pioneered community policing, and Kirsty said she was thrilled to win it.

“It was an honour to receive the reward and be recognised for the work I completed,” she told the Hawick News. “It was a challenging, intensive month with many a late night, but thouroughly rewarding to know that the hard work pays off.

“I look forward to using the knowledge and skills I have developed to assist the Safer Communities team in our commitment to ensuring the Scottish Borders is a safe place to live, work and visit.”