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Chief Inspector wins national award for work on GPS tagging pilot

A national pilot aimed at improving the management of low-risk offenders and reducing the prison population has earned a Staffordshire Police chief inspector a national award for her contribution.

Chief Inspector Sarah Wainwright was presented with the award by Chief Constable Simon Cole of Leicestershire Police at their headquarters on Friday April 27.

The pilot involved testing the effectiveness of Global Positioning System (GPS) tagging for offenders who are subject to community orders, suspended sentences, parole board cases and imposed bail conditions. Officers from forces in Leicestershire, West Midlands and Nottinghamshire were also involved in the trial.

Chief Inspector Wainwright said: “It was a privilege to be involved in such an exciting initiative and I feel honoured to receive this award on behalf of Staffordshire Police and the Offender Management team.

“The pilot was a great example of officers from different forces coming together to work as a team and putting our varied experience to such good use.”

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