Rotherham police officer receives MBE

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A South Yorkshire police officer awarded the MBE has been to Buckingham Palace to receive the honour.

Police Constable Amanda Dickens was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June for services to policing and the community in Rotherham.

The bobby joined South Yorkshire Police in 2002 and worked in neighbourhood policing - notably at Eastwood - until moving to the child sexual exploitation team in 2014.

Last year PC Dickens received the prestigious Brian Moseley Award from South Yorkshire Police for her contribution to Wharncliffe Safer Neighbourhood Team in Rotherham.

The award is presented to South Yorkshire officers annually in memory of late Chief Superintendent, Brian Moseley, who died in 1985.

PC Dickens said: “It was a truly lovely experience and I had an amazing couple of days in London.

“It is something I will never forget and it was fantastic to share it with my family. The memories will stay with me forever.

“I am proud to serve South Yorkshire Police and the community of Rotherham and to be recognised for that work is very humbling.

“I would like to thank my colleagues and the community of Rotherham for putting me forward.”