pcdargie2Police Constable David Dargie from Rubery,  has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.  Based at Bournville Police Station, the PC is being honoured for his fantastic work and commitment to young people as a Police Officer and as a volunteer with the Sea Cadets.

With a Police career that spans 11 years, he is currently working on the Offender Management Unit at Bournville Police Station.  As a Young Persons Officer he worked on 999 response, during this time he developed a programme to help young students on the verge of exclusion called ‘Police and Schools Together’

The successful programme was designed to provide the young students with the opportunity to focus on activities such as team building and leadership.   Working with four south Birmingham schools, 3 Pupils from each, one day a week for eight weeks, PC Dargie worked tirelessly to improve their self esteem and become better citizens.

Other than a Police Officer, the 36 year old also spent three years in the Navy when he was 19. His desire and commitment to helping others is equally shown by his a long term volunteering with the Sea Cadets.

He raised £350,000 which enabled the reopening of a unit in Edgbaston known as Birmingham Vernon.  Being the Chairman for five years, now he’s the Petty Officer.

Averaging over 50 young people between the ages of 10 and 18 who attend the centre twice a week.   Providing them all with the opportunity to develop new skills and take part in a broad spectrum of activities.

Police Constable David Dargie said: “I am surprised and delighted to be honoured with an MBE. It is very humbling to be recognised for work that I really enjoy, both as a police officer and with the Sea Cadets, I could not have achieved this without the support of my colleagues and family.”

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