Top of the Bill for Bakewell officer

Bill Storey of Bakewell Police Station recieves his crystal bowl for 40 years' service.
Bill Storey of Bakewell Police Station recieves his crystal bowl for 40 years' service.

A DEDICATED police officer has been awarded for more than 40 years of service.

Bill Storey, who works on the front desk of Bakewell enquiry office, received a crystal bowl during a recent special ceremony.

He was one of 23 officers to be awarded for service, although he was just one of three to rack up more than four decades of police work.

Bill works at the front desk of the Bakewell enquiry office as a station officer.

More than 40 years ago he joined the Derby County and Borough Constabulary as a police cadet. In 1974 he joined the ranks of constable on foot patrol in the centre of Derby.

He went on to serve as a patrol officer in Bakewell and on roads traffic before promotion to sergeant in 1986.

Once he made sergeant, he remained the whole time at Buxton managing road traffic, patrol and communications. Bill ended his career in crime management, retiring in July 2004.

His identification of a decomposed body resulted in a commendation from the coroner and chief constable in 1978. Bill also received a commendation in 2007 for being nominated for the Customer Service Award and another in 2008 for the Police Staff Achievement Award.