The Commissioner of Police, Eddie Yome, presented a number of annual staff awards at a short ceremony held at New Mole House Police Headquarters.
The Gavin Clinton Constable of the Year Award
This year’s recipient of the award is Police Constable 126 Jonathan Barcio [pictured above], who received the highest number of nominations from both peers and management. Constable Barcio joined the service in the year 2000 and has served in Area Response Teams and as Custody Officer within the Operations Division. In addition to his operational duties, PC Barcio has over the years instructed recruits and colleagues in First Aid, and was seconded to Gambia as part of the British Military Advisory Training Team in 2008, where he assisted in training Gambian Police Officers prior to their deployment as United Nations African Mission in Darfur, Sudan, as part of peace support operations.
Constable Barcio, who has very recently returned from a 4 month posting as Police Assurance Officer to the British Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha, “the most remote inhabited island on earth,” took the opportunity to present Commissioner Yome with several mementos and a signed copy of the book “Rockhopper Copper”, written by a former Chief Islander and the island’s current Police Inspector, Conrad J Glass.
Support Staff Employee of the Year Award
Gibraltar Government Administrative Officer Mrs. Erika Delaney-Gomez, who also received nominations by peers and management alike, has received this years’ award for “her continued reliability, dedication and diligence” during her two years service within the RGP’s Finance and more recently Corporate Development & Policy unit, in particular, with regards her contribution to the work over the past few months in support of the Investors in People standard.
Trainee of the Year Award
Police Trainee Ryan Bassadone is the second recipient of this annual award. Trainee Bassadone has demonstrated continued high standards of general comportment and positive aptitude during his traineeship, and hopes to achieve his ambition to serve as a Constable within the RGP in the not too distant future.