Tributes paid to Edinburgh police officer who will 'forever leave a positive impact'

DC Glen Sives is shortlisted for an award (Photo: Supplied)
DC Glen Sives is shortlisted for an award (Photo: Supplied)

A police officer who returned to service after retirement and raised thousands of pounds for charity is to be recognised a year after his death.

Colleagues said detective constable Glen Sives from Dalkeith, who passed away last November, will “forever leave a positive impact” on the community he served.

In recognition of his efforts he is up for an award at a policing national ceremony.

After his retirement, DC Sives returned to work as a public station assistant and frequently raised money for charities including the Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital. He has been shortlisted at this year’s Scottish Police Federation Awards in the Community Commitment category.

Colleagues said the post-humous nomination would be a comfort to his wife Angela and daughter Holly, as well as a fitting commemoration of his service to the force.

DC Sives held a number of roles within Police Scotland and the legacy Lothian and Borders force, including special constable, ICT training staff, police constable and detective constable.
Inspector David MacMillan, who made the nomination, said: “I would have loved for Glen to have won this award when he was still alive as this would have been truly fitting and rightful recognition of the significant positive impact Glen had on others. In truth, there was nothing normal about Glen and his work ethic, range of experience and infectious personality that would forever leave a positive impact on the community.

“Glen was the friendliest, most enthusiastic and forever kind and helpful officer I have had the absolute pleasure to know and call a friend. This sentiment is echoed by the hundreds of officers and support staff Glen helped throughout his extensive and experienced service.”

Meanwhile, Edinburgh constable Christopher Pemberton has been nominated in the Cops’ Cop of the Year category for his contributions to policing and beyond. Having served the force for 21 years, colleagues said his appetite for the job and for sharing his wisdom with others has never waned.

DC Sives and PC Pemberton are among 20 officers to have been shortlisted for the SPF’s annual awards across five categories: Team Bravery, Individual Bravery, Community

Commitment, Unsung Hero and Cops’ Cop of the Year.

A special Chair’s Award will also be announced at the ceremony, which will take place Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on Thursday, November 23. Prizes will be presented by Police Scotland Chief Constable Jo Farrell, Justice Secretary Angela Constance, SPF chair David Threadgold, SPA chair Martyn Evans, and Les Gray from sponsors Philip Williams.