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A LEICESTERSHIRE officer who has dedicated her life to the police force for the last 26 years has been awarded for her duty as a civil servant at a special ceremony.

Superintendent Manjit Atwal attended the British Sikh Awards in Birmingham last Friday (February 18) and was awarded the Civil Servant of the Year Award.

Manjit (pictured) was nominated for her service to our communities and the wider work she has done over many years.

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Picture: Leicestershire Police

This was the first ever British Sikh Awards, organised by Oceanic Consulting, and is a tribute to the skills, achievements and successes of the Sikh community.

“I was blessed to receive the Civil Servant Award as a British Sikh for my work over the past 26 years’ service as well as my wider work as the Chair of the Leicestershire Sikh Police Association (LSPA) and within the Sikh community,” said Manjit.

“I couldn’t have achieved this without the support of my family, the force, the LSPA and the community.”

Chief Constable Simon Cole, added: “This award is a testament to Manjit’s dedication to the force and the wider community.

“We are extremely proud of everything she has achieved and continues to achieve.”

Last year Manjit was awarded a QPM in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours and received the award from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at a special ceremony at Windsor Castle in October 2021.

Earlier this year Manjit was seconded to take a position at the College of Policing, working with the national Violence Against Women taskforce.

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