Julio Ferreira, Security Officer at St Paul's Cathedral, is a winner of the ACS Pacesetters Officer of Distinction Award.
The 2019 awards were presented at The ACS Pacesetters lunch which was held at Royal Windsor Racecourse on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, in the Riverside Pavilion. This is the sixth year of the awards and we have been fortunate enough to have at least one winner each year.
Julio Ferreira was on duty at one of the entrances at St Paul’s Cathedral and played a major part in apprehending a dangerous individual in which armed police attended and recovered an imitation firearm. This incident has been fully reported across the media and the City of London Police confirm that the individual was detained under the Mental Health Act.
Sgt Pete Lucas, Project Servator, City of London Police, commented:
“The good relationship that has been built through Project Servator between the Police and St Paul’s Security proved invaluable during this incident. Security staff helped us with cordons, and the ability to liaise directly with supervisors made the initial investigation run smoothly. As part of Project Servator, we regularly carry out joint deployments with security teams at sites across the Square Mile which really helps to build positive working relationships and ensure security teams continue to play a vital role in spotting and reporting suspicious activity in the City.”
Below are the other nominations who should be equally congratulated on their individual performances:
• Brandon Fitt, Harbour Exchange
• John King, JLL South West & Wales
• Muhammed Mehr Ali, HSBC Camden House
• Rokas Labasauskas, 52 Lime Street
Others shortlisted were:
• Mohammed Zahoor
• James Gradwell
• Stephen Volker
• Jonathan Oakey
• Paulina Ladino Virguez
• Geoff Cuthbert
• Andrew Burke