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Days left to nominate 'Best on the Beat'


Neighbourhood Policing Awards

With just days left until the closing date for this year’s Neighbourhood Policing Awards, make sure your local beat manager, PCSO, special constable or community volunteer is in with a chance of picking up an award at the ceremony in October.

More than 350 people have already put forward nominations – make sure they’re for the right people and teams.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: "We've had some amazing entries so far, which are inspiring to read. Already, we have so many examples of how our officers and staff have helped resolve issues that were causing such misery to people and of teams who have gone above and beyond to engage with young people at schools and colleges.

"These awards mean so much to our staff as they are essentially a huge pat on the back from the people they serve."

Chief Constable Nick Gargan added: "I don't think our neighbourhood teams and volunteers realise the difference they make to people's lives day in, day out. These awards are about recognising and celebrating that.

"I hope people take a few minutes to put forward their nominations as it really will mean a lot to their teams."

The awards recognise the outstanding work of Neighbourhood Policing teams and individuals in the following categories:

Neighbourhood Beat Team of the Year, Neighbourhood Beat Manager of the Year; PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) of the Year; Special Constable of the Year; Volunteer of the Year and the Outstanding Customer Service Award.

To nominate, visit www.neighbourhoodpolicingawards.co.uk. Nomination forms are also available in police stations and libraries.

After this date an independent panel will select winners across the policing districts and an awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Cadbury House Hotel where an overall force winner for each category will be announced.

The Neighbourhood Policing Awards is only possible thanks to sponsorship from local and national businesses.

The closing date is Sunday August 4, 2013.


Posted on Tuesday 30th July 2013
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