Our amazing volunteer Ron Hollis has won TVP "volunteer of the year" award. Well deserved & proud to have him on the team. Ron is based at Eynsham and has been a volunteer with Thames Valley Police since 2003.
He was been chosen after receiving nominations from a number of colleagues, commending him for the support he provides to his colleagues in West Oxon police area.
Described in some nominations as being extremely helpful, thoroughly likeable, and a mine of local information and contacts, he has been praised for his work running the front counter at Eynsham police information point two days a week and chairing the local Neighbourhood Action Group.
He has also helped with a CCTV project entering all retail premises with CCTV on a database so they were easily searchable, and assists with Farm Watch by visiting farms and offering crime reduction advice. He also spends one day a week in Woodstock police station helping with admin for the local Speed Watch scheme.
All the nominations praise Ron for his dedication and his invaluable experience, as well as his willingness to assist with whatever project he is needed on.
Ron said: “I am very proud to receive this award, and thank all my colleagues in West Oxon for putting me forward. I look forward to continuing as a volunteer for some time to come and to helping to keep crime down in our area.”