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Announcement:

World Class Policing Awards postponed to 2021

OPEN Policing Insight20th July 2020Policing Insight team

Given the global pandemic, the World Class Policing Awards team regret to announce that the hugely successful World Class Policing Awards will now be postponed until 2021.

After much thought and deliberation, the World Class Policing Awards (WCPA) Team regret to announce that the World Class Policing Awards will be postponed until 2021. All those who have entered for this year’s awards will have their nominations carried forward to next year.

Despite launching the 2020 nominations process and extending the deadline when the pandemic occurred, we have reluctantly conceded that running the event this year will not be possible

Bernard Rix, World Class Policing Awards Founder

Last year saw the inaugural World Class Policing Awards take place at a prestigious venue in Central London. 54 finalists were chosen from over 100 entries from across the world. There were twelve winners from Australia, Dubai, New Zealand and the UK, with the UK’s Devon and Cornwall Police scooping the overall prize for Operation Encompass which has safeguarded hundreds of children exposed to domestic abuse. 

This year’s awards were set to be even bigger with more police forces and departments from an even wider selection of countries nominating some superb examples of policing.

However, the pandemic and its continuing restrictions mean the WCPA team have taken the very difficult decision to postpone this year’s event. 

World Class Policing Awards Founder and Policing Insight Publisher, Bernard Rix said: “Despite launching the 2020 nominations process and extending the deadline when the pandemic occurred, we have reluctantly conceded that running the event this year will not be possible.

“This is not only due to the social distancing restrictions that would make any ceremony difficult but also recognising that police forces, our supporters and our commercial partners still find themselves in challenging circumstances and are understandably focusing on other priorities for now.

Although we are disappointed to postpone the awards, we feel strongly that the value of a prestigious live event with recognition of finalists by their peers and all the benefits of international policing representatives meeting and sharing their experiences is core to the value of the awards. We would very much like to thank those who have put great effort into the impressive nominations that have already been submitted. These will be carried forward.

We would very much like to thank those who have put great effort into the impressive nominations that have already been submitted. These will be carried forward

Bernard Rix, World Class Policing Awards Founder

“We will now look forward to welcoming members of the policing community from across the globe to our 2021 event and we cannot wait to hear how policing has kept our communities safe in the face of the extraordinary challenges of the pandemic, not just the direct policing response, but also in terms of keeping ‘everyday policing’ happening.

“We already know 2021 is going to be a very special awards ceremony and we encourage the officers, staff, partner agencies and police suppliers everywhere to come forward and share their successes with us in a special evening that recognises the very best of policing.”

The nomination portal will now close on Friday 24 July, as publicised, but will reopen in late January 2021.

Registered nominators

If you have registered as a nominator, but not yet started the process, your details will remain in the system and carry over into 2021.

Partially completed and fully submitted nominations

If you have a partially completed or fully submitted nomination, any information provided will remain in the system. When nominations reopen in January 2021, you will have the opportunity to access and revise the nomination if for example further evidence has emerged to enhance the nomination.

Please note, your login credentials for the nominators portal will remain the same once reopened.

Further information on re-opening the nomination process will be issued nearer the time. Please also visit https://worldclasspolicing.com to stay up to date with the latest information.

If you have any questions relating to the awards, including the nomination and judging process or the awards evening itself, please contact Glasgows by email to [email protected] or call +44 (0)1772 767782.

We are looking forward to launching the World Class Policing Awards 2021 early next year.


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