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World Class Policing Awards 2019: New deadline for nominations!

OPEN 5th July 2019Policing Insight team

As official media partner of the World Class Policing Awards 2019, Policing Insight is delighted to announce the nominations for this year's awards are now OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY, 12th JULY 2019 - a week's extension of the original deadline. Get your nominations in NOW!

The World Class Policing Awards is an exciting and long-awaited process that will help forces across the country to come together and celebrate what makes our policing so special

Stephen Kavanagh QPM, Chair of the World Class Policing Awards Steering Committee

As the official media partner, we are delighted that the response to this, the first year of the World Class Policing Awards, has been absolutely outstanding!

The Awards team has been asked to extend the deadline for nominations, and has therefore announced a week’s extension. Nominations for the Awards will now close on Friday, 12th July at 5pm.

Nominations can be made via

The World Class Policing Awards 2019 will:

Recognise examples of “world class” policing

Celebrate excellence in policing, both in the United Kingdom and around the world

Encourage modern, progressive, collaborative and effective policing

Showcase individual, team and organisational achievement and success

Promote the sharing and delivery of innovation and good practice

So what makes the World Class Policing Awards different from other awards recognising the best in policing?

Firstly, anyone can nominate any team in any force area, including multi-agency teams, that have excelled in any area of policing, whether that is operational policing or support functions.

Modern policing is about collaboration, both small and large scale, which is why the World Class Policing Awards will recognise exceptional policing regardless of whether it has been achieved by a team from a single force, a collaboration between forces or a partnership between a force and other agencies in either the public sector, 3rd sector, commercial or academic organisations.

The awards want to recognise the partners that made the nominated activity a success. However, all nominations will, in due course, require the approval of a lead police force to be accepted.

Secondly, the awards are about recognising all types of personnel who have made the nominated activity successful including police officers, staff, PCSOs, Specials, volunteers and, of course, employees from the partner organisations.

Finally, the World Class Policing Awards recognises all types of activity covering the breadth of modern policing – nominations may include but are not confined to:

  • Victim support including improvements in identification of vulnerability
  • New system/technology implementation
  • Outstanding or complex investigations
  • Operations delivering difference
  • Projects driving change
  • Crime prevention reducing harm in communities (real or virtual)
  • Business change to tackle new and emerging offences
  • Training and development in a changing world
  • Employee and officer welfare building sustainable policing

A judging panel of independent policing stakeholders will shortlist the nominations for recognition at the prestigious awards ceremony in November.

Experienced team

The World Class Policing Awards are led by a Steering Committee with experience of policing and managing projects in the police sector, as well as expertise in running successful police events:

  • Stephen Kavanagh QPM, former Chief Constable of Essex Police and Chair of the World Class Policing Awards Steering Committee
  • Paul Leeks, MD of Glasgows – the awards and events specialists who have delivered the Bravery Awards for the Police Federation of England and Wales for the past eight years
  • Allan Fairley, UK Public Safety MD for Accenture and Chair of techUK’s Justice & Emergency Services Committee
  • Ian Barrett, CoPaCC Director and publishing professional in the police sector with experience developing and delivering the Police Review Gala Awards
  • Bernard Rix, Publisher of Policing Insight

Stephen Kavanagh, former Chief Constable of Essex Police and Chair of the World Class Policing Awards Steering Committee said: “The World Class Policing Awards is an exciting and long-awaited process that will help forces across the country to come together and celebrate what makes our policing so special.

“We will not just have a night of celebration but take the work nominated and share it with the College of Policing’s ‘What Works Centre’ so that other colleagues can replicate it. I hope every force is able to submit their nominations and look forward to the important assessment process that will follow.”

The World Class Policing Awards 2019 awards are supported by a range of policing partners, who are all global experts in supporting police in protecting the public.

Head of the Emergency Services Group at Sopra Steria Muz Janoowalla said: “As the Head of Emergency Services at Sopra Steria, I am so excited that nominations are now opening for the World Class Policing Awards. I am proud to help recognise brilliant policing wherever it may take place. I can’t wait to meet the nominees at the Awards Ceremony later in the year.”

UK Public Safety MD for Accenture Allan Fairley said: “We’re currently living in a time when UK policing is having to do even more with the limited resources they have and be even braver than they’ve had to be in the past. Not a day goes by without our police putting themselves in harm’s way to protect the UK public. We’re fortunate to have the best police personnel in the world, and to be part of a movement that recognises them (and hopefully creates an enduring legacy) is a real privilege.”

CEO and Founder of Chorus Intelligence Boyd Mulvey said: “We at Chorus Intelligence are delighted to be supporting this important international initiative and encourage all Police personnel to enter the competition.

“By highlighting the best in breed policing practices, we can continue to progress professional policing in the 21st century. This is something that Chorus tries to do everyday”

Head of Policing for Grant Thornton Paul Grady said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the World Class Policing Awards 2019. We look forward to hearing the nominations of great work to enable us to collectively say thank you.

“There are so many forces doing such fantastic work who deserve much wider recognition and the Awards is a brilliant platform to make these stories heard. We look forward to a successful evening.”

There are countless exceptional teams delivering World Class Policing, so please make sure your organisation provides the opportunity for them to get the recognition they deserve.

The closing date for completed nominations is 5pm on Friday 5 July – NOW EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 12TH JULY! To make a nomination, please go to to register as a nominator. For information about the awards or the nominations process, contact: [email protected] or call: +44 (0) 1772 767782. 

Policing Insight ( is an official Media Partner for the World Class Policing Awards 2019.

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