Crystal Peaks’ community bobby has been honoured for her outstanding work at the shopping centre.
PCSO Gemma Robinson scooped the PCSO of the Year award at the annual Sheffield Policing Awards on Friday.
She said: “It was really nice to get this award and for my work with the team here at the centre to have been recognised.”
PCSO Robinson has been a familiar face at the centre since 2010 and her colleagues were full of praise for the local hero.
Lee Greenwood, Crystal Peaks’ centre manager, said she is an invaluable member of the team, frequently going above and beyond expectations to ensure the centre remains a safe and pleasant environment for all.
He added: “Gemma has been instrumental in ensuring that Neighbourhood Action Group meetings have provided a well-used opportunity to discuss wider policing issues with the community and she is well-known and respected by a wide range of our customers.
“This award is a testament to her can-do, proactive approach to community policing. She is a credit to South Yorkshire Police and a great ambassador for Crystal Peaks.”
Insp Jason Booth, of the South East Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Gemma has worked at the centre for a number of years and is the face many people see at the centre.
“Her dedication to increasing visibility at the centre has ensured the shopping experience remains a safe one.”
Gemma was presented with her award at a glittering ceremony at City Hall.
n Locals can get security advice and discuss local issues with members of the police team at the Crystal Peaks Sainsbury’s on March 19 from 11am to 1pm. The Safer Neighbourhood Team also hosts drop-in meetings at a number of other venues.
For meeting times and locations, visit www.southyorkshire.police.uk and enter your postcode.