Tablets on offer for Youngsters who shine

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016

A “WINDFALL” of ten Samsung Galaxy tablets are being made available to ten young people between the age of 12 and 18 who stand out in helping to make their local community safer.

The tablets were originally provided by one of the major companies bidding to become Strategic Technology Partner for policing in Staffordshire and were used during the procurement process to detail their bid and proposals.

The company Atos indicated they did not want the tablets returned, instead agreeing with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire to donate the devices for good causes which reinforce community safety. The tablets have been wiped and returned to the original factory settings.

Matthew Ellis said: “This is a great opportunity to recognise, and reward young people who shine in their efforts to make local communities safer. These top-end tablets haven’t cost the public a penny and it is exceptionally generous of Atos to donate them.

“We’re now looking for nominations of young people from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent who are between 12-18-years-old and have made their area safer or a better place to live through the actions they have taken. Nominations must be no longer than 100 words and nominations will close on May 31.”

Nominations can be submitted by emailing . All nominations by email must have the words “TAB ACTIVE COMPETITION” in the subject heading of the email. Nominations can also be submitted by writing to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Staffordshire Police HQ (Block 9), Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0YY. Nominations by post must also state at the top of the nomination “TAB ACTIVE COMPETITION”.

Names and contact information must be included in all nominations.

The devices will have the PCC’s Kash Dash and Staffordshire Smart Alert Apps installed, both of which are safety-related.

Commenting on the donations, Atos UK & Ireland Chief Executive Officer Adrian Gregory said: “We are very happy to donate these tablets and delighted that they will be used to support, inspire and provide recognition for young people in Staffordshire.”