Nominations open for the 2018 Community Policing Awards

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Nominations open today (9/1) for this year’s Community Policing Awards.

The Community Policing Awards take place each year at a ceremony held at Eynsham Hall near Witney in Oxfordshire, in May. This ceremony is now in its seventeenth year and provides an opportunity to recognise and nominate the work of officers, staff and volunteers who have made the greatest contribution to their community over the past year.

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in their role? Someone who you believe should be recognised for their hard work and efforts over the last year? Could you provide an example of how they have exceeded what is expected of them?

Winner of Berkshire Community Police Officer 2017, PC Lucy Brydon, said on receiving the award: “It’s great to have the recognition that you’re doing a good job and it’s particularly special that the nomination came from the victim themselves. I feel very passionate about helping people and trying to make a difference for them. To receive a nomination and recognition for my work is a surprise but something I am grateful for.”

There are seven categories:

1. Community Police Officer 2018

Do you know a neighbourhood police officer who has made a difference to your community?

2. Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) 2018

Can you think of a PCSO who has made an outstanding contribution to your community?

3. Special Constable 2018

Do you know a Special Constable who has gone above and beyond to serve your community?

4. Diversity Champion 2018

Do you know someone who has helped to improve diversity in your community?

5. Cadet 2018

Do you know a cadet who supports fellow cadets, shows initiative, supports community events, is committed to and is an advocate for the police force?

6. Volunteer 2018

Do you know a volunteer who actively supports the police and volunteers to work within a team in Thames Valley Police?

7. Community Volunteer 2018

Do you know a volunteer who assists with community concerns and enforcing the law?

Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Ross, said: “Community policing remains really important to us and the contributions of our staff, volunteers and the community is rarely recognised. When a community works well together and individuals make things happen, it can make such a difference to people. These awards reward those who contribute in an exceptional way towards that partnership and make a real difference to people in our communities.”

Nominations close on Monday 26 February, to nominate for any of these awards, please visit our website to fill out the designated forms.

This year’s nominations are opening as the force continues to promote its Active Communities campaign – encouraging more members of the public to get involved in policing where they live.

There are a number of ways people can get active in their communities, from having their say about local issues through Community Forums and Independent Advisory Groups, to using their skills and experience in one of TVPs many voluntary roles.   

Further information about the campaign and the ways to get involved can be found on our website.

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