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Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner receives MBE for charitable work in Preston and beyond

Posted on - 28th April, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Lancashire Police, People, Preston News, Proud Preston
Andy Pratt received an MBE

Lancashire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Pratt has received an MBE from Lord Shuttleworth during an investiture at Lancaster Castle.

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The honour recognises Andy’s charitable and community work, especially during the pandemic.

The MBE was awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021, but the presentation was delayed due to Covid.

Andy’s entire career has been spent in public service, retiring from policing in 2010 and undertaking a range of voluntary roles across the county since, becoming Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner in 2021.

He has considerable experience of working within voluntary organisations such as Preston and South Ribble Street Pastors, Young Lancashire and the Lancashire Forum of Faiths where he has covered the roles of vice chair, trustee and chair.

Throughout the pandemic he delivered food to isolated residents, became a Covid volunteer tester and operated a food market amongst many other projects.

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Andy said: “It is an enormous privilege to be awarded an MBE and I’m proud that the award recognises the important role of volunteers during a really challenging time and for the hard work they display on a daily basis, and I am proud to be one of them.

“In my latest role as DPCC I have the pleasure of working with some fantastic members of the community, and I’m pleased to now be in a position to lead the fight against crime and make people feel safer in all our communities.”

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