POLICE officers who have gone beyond the call of duty to help others have been shortlisted for a Public Choice Award.

North Yorkshire Police officers nominated for an award include Catterick response officer PC Heather Campbell who helped communities clear up after the devastating floods in Swaledale at the end of July.

Officers from specialist units who entered a burning room to save a troubled teenager and a Scarborough officer, PC Laura Kelly, who tackled a knifeman on her own also make the shortlist,

The public are being given the chance to vote for their winner out of the nine finalists who will be celebrated at the North Yorkshire Police Annual Awards event in November.

The event will also include awards for Lifetime Achievement, and the presentation of the Glenn Goodman Trophy for the most outstanding Special Constable.

Commenting on the awards, Chief Constable Lisa Winward, said: “I hope that this year’s citations will encourage members of the communities we serve to place their vote, paying tribute to someone they think has done the most incredible job to help the public.

“I know each and every nominee for this award will appreciate you showing your support – as will I."

Fore more details and to cast a vote, click here.