We are very happy to announce that PC Chris Madden, who founded Sunnyvale Fishery and Outdoor Activity Centre (Early Action Hub), has been given the Queen’s Police Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
His award comes as recognition for his services to young people in the borough.
A member of West Yorkshire Police since 2005, he has been committed to helping improve youngsters’ lives and this has included coming up with a range of diversionary activity to steer them away from criminal activity.
“I am honoured and privileged to accept this award, I love my job and I am dedicated to improving the lives of young people from all backgrounds.
I am also very grateful for the support and commitment from West Yorkshire Police, volunteers at Sunnyvale, the site owners, West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit and various other organisations over the last five years who have helped and supported me with my vision for Sunnyvale and all we have achieved to date.
I would also like to mention my amazing early intervention team who been by my side throughout.
I am looking forward to how we can build and maintain the work in the area of early intervention in Calderdale and across West Yorkshire.”