MORE than 40 people - including detectives, uniformed officers, police community support officers, civilian police workers and members of the public - were honoured for their efforts. Here are some of their stories:
ASSISTANT Chief Constable's Certificates of Merit were awarded to:
* The officers first on the scene after a Huddersfield man was shot dead in Fartown on April 23, 2003.
Michael Francois died - but it can now be revealed the officers were faced with confrontation and danger when they arrived.
According to the commendation "in the face of intimidation and threats they carried out their duty in the best traditions of the police service".
A man was later cleared of murder.
The certificates were awarded to Insp Phillip Ounsley, Sgt David Stainthorpe, Sgt Ian Hardy and Pcs Emma Holmes, Mark Coulson, Nikki Wood, Lee Boswell, Rob Webster, Nick Good, Shelton Newsham and Mick Hanson for their courage, determination and professionalism.
Divisional commander's Certificates of Merit were awarded to:
* Pc Coulson and Pc Boswell for consistently outstanding performance figures over the last few years. During the last 12 months alone they have attended more than 1,000 incidents and made 168 arrests.
* Pc Richard Hyde who has consistently shown high motivation. Pc Hyde is a traffic officer who made 21 arrests between June 28 and August 20.
Ten of the arrests were of people wanted for priority crimes such as burglaries and robberies.
He has also submitted a large amount of intelligence reports and investigated a tragic fatal road traffic accident involving a young child. He completed a lot of work for this at home in his own time.
* Mr Andrew Wright helped two police officers struggling to handcuff a violent man in the Kingsgate area of Huddersfield town centre.
* Mark and Shelley Corcoran detained a man breaking into a garage in Berry Brow.
* Matthew Stead detained a prolific shoplifter in Mirfield. He challenged the shoplifter and held onto the man until police arrived.
* Sarah Ball helped at a serious road accident in Shepley in May. She helped a man involved in the smash by taking him home - a 30-mile round trip.
* Paul McNamee and Tim Butters helped to detect a burglary at a student flat in the Snow Island area of Huddersfield. They challenged two suspects, followed them on foot and two men were subsequently arrested.
* Pc Ian Harrison went to a house in Dewsbury where a man was harming himself. Pc Harrison spoke to the man, distracted him and removed a knife after a brief struggle.
* Pc Anthony Long went to a house in Batley during the summer where a man was dying from lung cancer. Pc Long dealt with the man's wife in a compassionate way and stayed to comfort her when her husband died.
* Pc Liam Brierley spotted a prolific offender wanted for burglary offences in the Dewsbury area while he was off duty. The man was subsequently arrested.
* Huddersfield Police Station property clerks Sharon Dobson and Gill Hayton helped to arrest a pickpocket in a shop on New Street in Huddersfield town centre during the summer.
* Pc David Farringdon was off duty when he saw supermarket staff having problems with four people trying to leave the store in Dewsbury town centre. One man became violent and Pc Farringdon detained all four until officers arrived to arrest them.
* Pc Andrew Maloney was off duty when he spotted a wanted man in Batley. The man was subsequently arrested.
* Police Community Support Officer Chris Stead has been commended for his excellent work with the local community in Oakes.
* Police custody detention officers Keeley Whittaker and Jessica Giles became suspicious of a woman in the cell area. The woman was found in possession of a number of tranquillisers which were taken away from her.
* Pc David Johnson and Pc Felicity Whitteron went to a domestic incident at a house in the White Lee area of Dewsbury. The officers had to force entry to a house where a man wielding scissors threatened them. The officers disarmed and arrested the man.
* Pc Peter Lowe and Pc Jo Aspinall were off duty when they noticed a white BMW swerving all over the road. They waited until the car stopped at traffic lights and then arrested the motorist for driving while unfit through drink or drugs. The man was found to be more than three times over the drink drive limit.
* Pc Phil Geldart for diligent work detecting a false robbery report .
* Det Sgt Keith Skarz, Det Cons Derek Moorhouse, Andrew Mellor and Dave Kinghorn who were off duty on a night out in Huddersfield town centre in July when they spotted a woman acting suspiciously around handbags. The woman was arrested and a stolen purse found. She was charged with two offences of theft.
* Pc David Cockcroft and Pc Gaynor Dawson who attended the scene of a fatal stabbing in the Lockwood area of Huddersfield in May. A man is currently awaiting trial.
* Detention Officer Samantha Batley and Pc Clair Laycock for their dedication and professionalism during a difficult and stressful situation while trying to deal with a man detained in a cell who was verbally aggressive, abusive and also injured.