Yesterday the Havering Daily featured hero police officer PC Charles Senghor. PC Senghor was presented with a BCU Commander’s Commendation for his commitment and dedication to young people in the London Borough of Redbridge.
PC Senghor received this in recognition for his work in supporting and mentoring a young student who was experiencing a great deal of adversity in their life and was in danger of following the wrong path.
PC Senghor recognised her potential and believed in their ability to achieve so much more and he dedicated time to mentor her, endeavouring to raise her confidence and aspirations successfully enough, to see them enrol with Volunteer Police Cadets.
These actions, led to her diverting away from the risks of being further excluded from school and from other factors which limited their future life opportunities. PC Senghor’s interventions, dedication and commitment led to ‘raising the bar and aspirations’ for the young person, forming a catalyst of change and literally changing her life.
That young person is now a serving Met officer nearing completion of their 2 year probation and who was also present when the commendation was awarded to him. The officer credits PC Senghor with turning their life around, quoting “PC Senghor’s actions made all the difference to me at a time of need, and has literally changed my life for the better.”
PC Senghor was presented with his Commendation by BCU Commander, Det. Chief Supt Stephen Clayman, of East Area BCU who said: “I’m immensely proud of PC Senghor and he is a worthy recipient of this award.
“His interventions as a member of the Redbridge Schools Team, shows the quality of work and huge impact these officers have on young people in the borough every day. It gives me great pleasure to recognise and reward PC Senghor for his dedication and commitment to the young people of Redbridge today.”
Well done to PC Senghor and all our serving officers who put their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe and are all community heroes.