Congratulations to RAF Police Sergeant Sibley on being awarded a Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP) award.
Sergeant Sibley was presented with the 2020 WCoSP Securing the Skies (Protective Security) Award at a presentation dinner held at RAF Honington on 12 October. Due to Covid 19, the presentation dinner had been postponed until restrictions were lifted.
Sergeant Sibley said:
I am honoured to receive this prestigious award from the WCoSP. The Covid-19 pandemic enabled many of us to disrupt the status quo with new ideas and initiatives to enhance the delivery of security within our own areas of responsibility and wider RAF, increasing the size and strength of the nominations for this year’s Securing the Skies Award. To be recognised by my peers, chain of command and ultimately the WCoSP in a hugely competitive field is something I am immensely proud of.
During his time on No.4 RAF Police (Typhoon) Squadron, Sergeant Sibley produced a security education package for all RAF personnel taking part in a NATO assurance exercise at RAF Leeming. The brief was observed to be excellent by NATO assessors, demonstrating clear understanding of threats and relevance to multi-nation operations. This led to Sergeant Sibley being put forward for the Securing the Skies award, where he is described as a passionate advocated of positive security culture, in his citation.
The award was presented to Sergeant Sibley by Acting Force Commander and Provost Marshal Group Captain Wilkinson, and members of WCoSP for his outstanding professionalism, dedication, and high-quality output in support of protective security effects across six UK Defence establishments. Past Master Michael Barley,WCoSP said:
The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals take pride in our association with the RAF Police. Sergeant Sibley has displayed outstanding professionalism and dedication; he has been innovative in enhancing security assurance across his squadron and the wider RAF, despite enduring difficult circumstances because of the Covid-19 pandemic. He is a very worthy recipient of this year’s award.