Every day of the week in every part of the United Kingdom and beyond, there are many examples of outstanding police work. Now that work is to be recognised and celebrated with the launch of the World Class Policing Awards.
These new Awards will celebrate all aspects of policing, such as an outstanding or complex investigation, a groundbreaking operation or an innovative crime prevention initiative reducing harm. The Awards also recognise projects that provide the platform for effective frontline policing outcomes: maybe a ground breaking transformation project, inspirational training and development or programmes that ensure officer and staff diversity and wellbeing.
These Awards will provide much-needed additional recognition for outstanding police work by the unsung heroes and heroines of our remarkable law enforcement bodies.
Stephen Kavanagh QPM, former Essex Police Chief Constable and Chair of the World Class Policing Awards
The World Class Policing Awards will recognise exceptional performance, effective collaboration, innovative and progressive policing, beneficial outcomes for the public, as well as initiatives that improve the welfare of officers and staff to empower them to greater achievement. The Awards will celebrate and share World Class Policing knowledge and practice with the whole policing community.
These Awards will this year take place on Thursday, 14th November, at a distinguished Gala Dinner in central London. The World Class Policing Awards 2019 will there honour the very best of policing by celebrating those often unsung police officers and staff along with their collaboration partners from other public sector agencies, commercial, third sector and academic organisations.
The World Class Policing Awards 2019 will thus:
- 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
The World Class Policing Awards 2019 will celebrate outstanding individuals; brilliant partnership working, collaboration, and multi-agency operations; topflight police teams and departments that pull together to achieve spectacular results. Nominations will open next month, with award winners subsequently being chosen by an independent committee of judges chaired by Stephen Kavanagh QPM, the former Chief Constable of Essex Police and now Chair of the World Class Policing Awards 2019.
Mr Kavanagh said: “These Awards will provide much-needed additional recognition for outstanding police work by the unsung heroes and heroines of our remarkable law enforcement bodies.
“I am honoured to have been part of this process and to Chair the World Class Policing Awards Steering Committee. I look forward to our Nominations and Awards Committee reviewing the very many worthy nominations I expect us to receive on behalf of those colleagues who deserve national – and potentially international – recognition.”
UK Public Safety MD for Accenture Allan Fairley said: “I’m genuinely delighted that Accenture is a Founder Sponsor for the World Class Policing Awards, and very much looking forward to seeing the nominations. I’m also looking forward to recognising the fantastic work that our police officers do every single day”.
Head of the Emergency Services Group at Sopra Steria Muz Janoowalla said: “This is an excellent initiative, and one that I’m delighted that Sopra Steria will be supporting. These Awards will help to bring outstanding police work to wider attention, and provide an opportunity to thank those working in policing for their excellent service”.
CEO and Founder of Chorus Intelligence Boyd Mulvey said: “We are delighted to join as one of the World Class Policing Awards’ Founder Sponsors, and are proud to be a part of this amazing international initiative”.
Head of Policing for Grant Thornton Paul Grady said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the World Class Policing Awards 2019. We know from our work auditing around half of all UK police forces that there’s a great deal of superb policing work that merits much wider recognition: we look forward to recognising that policing excellence through these new Awards”.
Nominations for the awards will open 8 April. The awards timetable can be found here.
Policing Insight is an official Media Partner for the World Class Policing Awards 2019, and will be providing regular updates on the Awards throughout the year.