Police chiefs ask for help in nominating exceptional police volunteers (7 June 2018)

Do you know a police volunteer that goes above and beyond?

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and West Yorkshire Police are looking for help in nominating exceptional volunteers from across policing in West Yorkshire as part of the Lord Ferrers Awards.

Launched in 1993 by former Home Office minister Lord Ferrers, the Awards recognise the commitment and dedication shown by special constables, police support volunteers, volunteer police cadets and volunteers.

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's PCC said: "The awards highlight the vital role volunteers play in supporting and enhancing policing to help keep our communities safe and feeling safe.

"Our police volunteers do an amazing job, they sacrifice time with loved ones and other commitments to help their communities which is fantastic and something we all admire.

"I would urge anyone who knows a police volunteer that goes above and beyond to nominate them for an award."

Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams said: "Volunteers are a vital part of our policing family, who give up their time, often outside of other work and personal commitments to work alongside and support the police and their local community. These national awards allow us a formal opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic contribution they make each and every day and to say a heartfelt thank you for their individual and team efforts in keeping the communities of West Yorkshire safe."

Nominations open on Thursday 7 June and close at midnight on Sunday 22 July. To nominate an individual or a team visit www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/lordferrersawards2018

Nominations are being sought for the following categories:

  • Ferrers Special Constabulary - Individual Award: Open to individual Special Constables who have demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to policing in their local communities.
  • Ferrers Special Constabulary - Team Award: Open to teams of Special Constables who have demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to policing in their local communities.
  • Police Support Volunteer - Individual Award: Open to individual Police Support Volunteers who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities.
  • Police Support Volunteer - Team Award: Open to Police Support Volunteer teams who have worked together to make a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities.
  • Volunteer Police Cadet - Individual Award: Open to individual Volunteer Police Cadets who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities.
  • Volunteer Police Cadet - Team Award: Open to teams of Volunteer Police Cadets who have worked together to make a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities.
  • Employer Supported Policing Award: Open to organisations that support their employees to volunteer in policing. The award recognises the contribution of employers and includes those accredited under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.
  • Leadership Award: Open to individual Special Constables who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to leadership.
  • Technical Innovation Award - Team or Individual: Open to Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers and Volunteer Police Cadets. The award recognises the contribution volunteers can bring to using IT and technology to support policing.
  • Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) Volunteer - Team or Individual: Open to OPCC volunteers who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution.

An awards ceremony for winners will take place in October 2018.

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