GOING above and beyond to help the victim of a serious collision has earned PCSO Emma Darrock a policing award.

While welfare visits to vulnerable people are an essential part of the role of a police community support officer Emma did far more than what was expected of her in the aftermath of the collision.

The 34-year-old from Warrington regularly visited the man in Macclesfield left with half a brain and complex issues as a result of the incident, ensuring that he had essential household items, making meals for him when he had forgotten to eat and taking him to local amenities when she found him wandering the streets.

Her considerable efforts and compassion for others ensured that the appropriate safeguarding was put in place and the man got the support he needed to improve his quality of life.

She has been rewarded in the form of the Services to the Public gong, sponsored by CTM, at Cheshire Constabulary’s annual Achieving Cheshire Excellence Awards.

The awards are the constabulary’s highest accolades that can be given to an individual or team that has gone an extra mile or demonstrated exceptional commitment to policing in Cheshire.

Emma said: “I really enjoy the work that I do and I am so happy that I was able to help the man and make his life better.

“He could barely function following his brain injury and had no family to assist him.

“By visiting him regularly, and doing things like making him meals and going to the shops to make sure that he had food over Christmas, I was able to ensure that he was being fed and had access to the appropriate services.

“He’s now in a place where he gets 24-hour care and is safe and well.

“I am proud of the level of support I was able to give him and am really pleased to have won an ACE Award.”

Chief constable Darren Martland said: “I’m extremely proud of the fantastic work our officers, staff and volunteers do each and every day to help keep Cheshire safe.

“It is important that we dedicate an opportunity like the Ace Awards to celebrate some of this work and hear the inspirational stories which have led to this year’s nominations.

“We have some truly outstanding people at Cheshire Constabulary and I would like to personally congratulate all those who were nominated by their colleagues.

“They all deserve this recognition for their dedicated service to both the constabulary and the communities of Cheshire."