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World Class Policing Awards 2019: Police organisations pledge their support

We’re delighted to announce that the police staff associations representing 122,000 officers in England and Wales are backing this year’s inaugural World Class Policing Awards 2019 to be held in London, 14 November.

The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), the Police Superintendents Association (PSA) and the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) who, between them, represent around 122,000 police officers are all supporting the event which aims to recognise, celebrate and share the best in policing practice.

TechUK, which represents over 900 companies and works with all police stakeholders providing advice and guidance on future technological developments, has also pledged its support.  

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Nominate exceptional officers and staff

The World Class Policing Awards are looking for nominations from across the globe – whether the nomination is made by a force representative, or by police partners (other agencies, third sector, commercial or academic), or submitted by an individual.

The nomination will need – whether at time of nomination or in due course – to have a supportive lead police force. If you do not yet have confirmation that the lead force for your nomination is supportive, make the nomination now and we will raise it with them.

Nominations could be an outstanding or complex investigation, an effective operation or an innovative project or initiative – in fact anything which has produced exceptional policing outcomes.

World Class Policing is…

  • Innovative and inspirational
  • Progressive and proactive
  • Efficient and effective
  • Diverse and inclusive
  • Collaboration and cooperation

If you know of a policing activity with one or more of these attributes, then what are you waiting for? Nominate today!

NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt told Policing Insight: “Our officers and staff are at the forefront of keeping the public safe and provide some of the best examples of innovation, collaboration and multi-agency working in the world. The World Class Policing Awards will celebrate their contributions by bringing forces together and helping to spread the absolute best of policing, wherever in the world that comes from.”

President of the Police Superintendents Association Paul Griffiths said the Association was ‘delighted’ to be supporting the awards which ‘seek to recognise and celebrate the fantastic work carried out by the people that make our police service something to be so very proud of’.

He added: “Our members support and lead teams across the entire spectrum of policing, and are part of a network of staff and officers who deliver exceptional services to communities every day.  We look forward to hearing about these incredible achievements.”

National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales John Apter also backed the awards. He said: “The World Class Policing Awards will provide a showcase for some of the amazing work that my colleagues undertake every day. And along with our National Police Bravery Awards it will provide an opportunity to celebrate and reward excellence in policing.

“The Police Federation is pleased to support this prestigious event and I am honoured to have been asked to be a member of the judging panel – although I know it will be a tough job to choose from what will no doubt be many worthy nominees.”  

Allan Fairley, chair of techUK’s Justice & Emergency Services, added: “We are delighted to see the World Class Policing Awards being introduced to recognise and celebrate the dedication and commitment that goes into preventing crime and protecting the public every single day.

“The techUK Justice and Emergency Services group members’ key priority is to provide the best advice, support and solutions to help law enforcement organisations be world class and we are proud to reflect this in our support of the Awards.”

The aim of the World Class Policing Awards 2019 is to:

  • 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

Who can enter

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 2019 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.

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.

Policing Insight and Police Oracle are the official media partners for the event.

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. 

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