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Search for the 'Best on the Beat' begins


Police staff Alison Barnfather and Leanne Jones, PCC Sue Mountstevens and Chief Constable Nick Gargan

The hunt to find the ‘Best on the Beat’ in Avon and Somerset is underway with the launch of the Neighbourhood Policing Awards 2013.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens and Chief Constable Nick Gargan are asking for the public’s help to find the best Neighbourhood police officers, staff, volunteers and teams. Perhaps someone that has made a real difference in your life or a team or volunteer who has helped improve your neighbourhood.

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.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “We are asking for your help to find the ‘Best on the Beat’ for 2013.

“These awards mean so much to the officers, staff and volunteers who receive them because the nominations come from people in the communities they serve. They’re not a management or corporate award – they’re recognition from local people without whose support we would achieve nothing.”

Chief Constable Nick Gargan said: “Day in, day out, officers in Avon and Somerset are doing their best to make sure the communities they serve are safe and feel safe. The Neighbourhood Policing Awards are a fantastic opportunity for local people to show their support and recognition for that work.

“If you know a police officer, PCSO, special constable or neighbourhood team who has helped you to feel safe in your home or area, perhaps by tackling a problem which matters to you, then please nominate them for these awards.”

To nominate visit www.neighbourhoodpolicingawards.co.uk the closing date is Sunday August4, 2013. 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.


Posted on Wednesday 26th June 2013
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