A retired police officer has been awarded with a Lifetime Achievement award for helping people affected by prostitution.
Nottingham’s Sgt Neil Radford was one of the officer’s credited at Nottinghamshire Police Awards on Thursday, November 2.
Sgt Radford was the leader of Nottingham Prostituition Taskforce which helped improve the quality of the community.
Their main duty is to assist those involved with prostitution and give them advice on ways to change their lives.
“This award is richly deserved and we’re proud to have funded the Prostitution Taskforce.”
Councillor Toby Neal, Community and Customer Services
In 2005, Sgt Radford was involved in the production of a documentary and award – nominated series around the issues of prostitution.
He said: “I can honestly say that after three decades working for Nottinghamshire Police it has truly been an honour to work alongside some fantastic people, both inside the service and in partner agencies.”
Sgt Radford has had experience in guiding various investigations such as kerb-crawling, keeping a brothel and controlling prostitution.
He was also involved in the ‘Change Course’ project since 2004, which provided a rehabilitation course for men that was caught kerb – crawling.
Nottingham City Council’s Councillor Toby Neal said: “This award is richly deserved and we’re proud to have funded the Prostitution Taskforce through which Neil has achieved so much.”