Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings was involved in a high speed police chase in Sheffield.
Dr Billings was spending a shift with South Yorkshire’s roads policing team when the officer he was shadowing - PC Rod McEnery - received a request to intercept a stolen car.
It led to a high speed police pursuit along the city’s inner-ring road until the car was stopped and the driver was arrested.
Dr Billings presented the police officer with a commendation this week, during a ceremony where he recognised the bravery and efforts of bobbies and police staff.
He praised PC McEnery for his ‘professionalism’.
Dr Billings also presented a commendation to PC Jasmine Hall, from Doncaster, for intervening in a serious assault in the town centre in October 2014.
Her actions resulted in two arrests.
Dr Billings said: “I wanted the opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and bravery of these officers.
“It was a pleasure to meet the individuals who put themselves in danger and work exceptionally hard for the sake of others and consistently strive to make South Yorkshire safer on a daily basis.
“These are very difficult times and it is always a pleasure and a humbling experience to hear about the incidents officers attend and the true professionalism of everyone’s work and actions.”