Community Policing Awards 2015
Do you know a police officer, member of police staff or volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help your family or worked tirelessly to improve your community?
If you do, now is your opportunity to recognise them.
The Community Policing Awards give residents of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire the opportunity to nominate the officer, staff member and volunteer who has made the greatest contribution to their community over the past year for recognition.
Police officers, staff and volunteers will also be able to nominate their colleagues.
This year’s categories are:
- Community Police Officer of the Year
- Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) of the Year
- Special Constable of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Cadet of the Year
You can also nominate someone for the Diversity Champion of the Year, which recognises those who have worked to increase diversity in the Force or improved engagement with an underrepresented group, and for the Community Contribution Award, which recognises those who have made the biggest difference to someone’s life in the community over the past year. If you would like to nominate a member of police staff, you can use the Community Contribution Award category.
Nominations will close on 27 April, after which a team of judges will decide the final winners. The winners will then be announced on 29 June.
Community Policing Awards 2015 video transcript
I'm Alan Baldwin, Assistant Chief Constable with Thames Valley Police and responsible for local policing.
Do you know a police officer, member of staff or volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help your family, or worked tirelessly to improve your community?
If you do, now is your opportunity to give them the recognition that they deserve.
The Community Policing Awards pay tribute to those essential people from our neighbourhood teams who hard every day on behalf of their communities.
Residents of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire can nominate their community police heroes by visiting thamesvalley.police.uk/communityawards or by clicking on the link in the description.
The nomination period closes on the 27th of April and the winners will be announced on the 29th of June, so get your nomination in soon.
Assistant Chief Constable Alan Baldwin, who is one of the judges, said: “Neighbourhood policing is at the heart of the service in protecting communities and helping to prevent and detect crime. It is the bedrock of what we do.
"The Community Policing Awards are an opportunity to pay tribute to those essential people who work tirelessly on behalf of the communities they serve and who are nominated for their great work by those local people.
"Being involved in deciding who receives the awards is an aspect of my job that I particularly enjoy and value.
"Previous nominations show a range of innovative and effective initiatives carried out by neighbourhood teams to address the concerns of residents and it is clear that these are greatly appreciated by the people we serve.”
You can also follow the story on Twitter by using the hashtag #mypolicehero.