Policing Insight is delighted to announce the shortlisted nominations for the inaugural World Class Policing Awards taking place in London in November.
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The World Class Policing judging team received nearly 120 entries from 31 UK forces, three national UK policing agencies and five overseas forces. Following a rigorous judging process, those entries have now been whittled down to a short list of 54 nominations that cover the entire spectrum of policing and include projects to improve identifying vulnerability, business change to tackle new and emerging offences, complex investigations and improving officer and staff welfare to build sustainable policing.
The shortlisting was carried out by a panel of expert judges who reviewed the nomination forms and supporting evidence. Each judge scored each nomination out of a possible 10. The scores were then averaged to give an overall score. Points were allocated according to six criteria:
- Exceptional performance
- Progressive policing
- Outcomes benefiting the public/victims
- Takes into account officer/staff welfare
- Handling of suspects and offenders for better outcomes
A further four points were allocated for overall quality. Following the initial judging, a total of 54 nominations scored seven or higher, winning them a place on the shortlist. The judges will now meet later this month to select 6 winners including an overall winner. They will also award, where appropriate, special commendations by category.
Shortlisted nominees are invited to attend the prestigious World Class Policing Awards ceremony which will take place in central London 14 November where the winners will be officially announced.
For more detailed information about the judges and judging criteria, please click here
Listed below are the 54 successful shortlisted nominations, arranged alphabetically by ‘Nomination Title’
|Nomination Title||Lead Police Force||Partner Organisations|
|All Wales Recruitment Process||Dyfed-Powys Police||
|Checkpoint – Improving life chances and reducing re-offending and harm to our communities||Durham Constabulary||
|Community Peer Mentors / Durham Police Crime and Victims Commissioner Office||Durham Constabulary||
|Develop You||Kent Police/Essex Police|
|Digital Device Detection Work||Devon & Cornwall Constabulary & Dorset Police Alliance|
|Durham Constabulary’s Herbert Protocol||Durham Constabulary||
|Dyfed-Powys Police Serious & Organised Crime Team (SOCT)
|East Lancashire Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Team – Outstanding and Innovative Investigation||Lancashire Constabulary|
|Fast Track Detective Entry Scheme for Suffolk Constabulary||Suffolk Constabulary||
|First Drinks: First Impressions. Harm Reduction Through Police Engagement||Queensland Police Service||
|Gloucestershire Constabulary and Treasure Seekers – Be who you are and live your dream||Gloucestershire Constabulary||
|Health and Wellbeing – The Feel Well Live Well Programme||Kent Police / Essex Police|
|INK Mobile Biometrics team||Metropolitan Police Service||
|Innovation in Procurement to provide efficiency and better outcomes in police custody||Essex Police, with Kent and Essex Procurement Team||
|Integrated Offender Management Bridge Model||Norfolk & Suffolk Constabularies||
|Joint Operations Unit from Royal Weddings to D-Day 75||Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police|
|Local Policing Review – Public Consultation||Police Service of Northern Ireland||
|MoRiLE Programme – Team Award||National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Intel Portfolio||
|National Missing Persons Week 2018||Australian Federal Police (AFP)||
|New Zealand Police Mobility Programme ‘more street than station’||New Zealand Police||
|Nomination for Mr Thomas Farrell||Suffolk Constabulary and Norfolk Constabulary||
|Norfolk Multi-Agency Child Exploitation Program Board||Norfolk Constabulary||
|North Yorkshire Police Rural Task Force||North Yorkshire Police|
|Operation Lattice||Bedfordshire Police||
|Operation Polarity||Bedfordshire Police Eastern region specialist operations unit (ERSOU)||
|Operation Validate||Bedfordshire Police Eastern region special operations unit (ERSOU)||
|Operation Cobb – Policing the badger cull||
Devon & Cornwall Police
|Operation Dowl – The disruption of the ISIS inspired plot to kill the UK Prime Minister||Metropolitan Police Service (SO15 Counter Terrorism Command)||
|Operation Encompass||Devon and Cornwall Police||
|Operation ITALICI – World’s Largest Steroid Distribution Investigation||National Crime Agency (NCA)||
|Operation Key||Bedfordshire Police Eastern region specialist operations unit (ERSOU)||
|Operation Limelight & US/UK Proclamation of Interagency Support for FGM Investigations||Metropolitan Police Service||
|Operation Moon-shot – Disrupting Criminals and Protecting Communities||Norfolk Constabulary|
|Operation Saracen||East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU)||
|Operation Stalker||Dubai Police Anti-narcotic Department||
|Outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of analytical work||Thames Valley Police|
|Police & Community action to fight drug dealers “the Micro trafficking Zero Plan (MT0)”||Investigation Police of Chile (PDI)||
|Police Crime Prevention Initiatives||South Yorkshire Police||
|Police Scotland – Domestic Abuse Prioritisation, Commitment and Change Programme||Police Service of Scotland|
|Queensland Police Tactical First Aid Project||Queensland Police Service||
|RASSO Gatekeeper Project||West Yorkshire Police||
|Single Online Home – Digital Public Contact Programme, Digital Policing Portfolio||Sussex Police Force||
|Strategic Alliance, Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Drone Team||Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Strategic Alliance|
|Telematics for Fleet Utilisation||Kent Police||
|Terrorist incident at Exeter Synagogue – a world class policing, partnership, and community response||Devon and Cornwall Police||
|The Blue Print for Evidence Based Policing in New Zealand||New Zealand Police||
|The Croft Unit – a high demand location for vulnerable service users in supported living||Durham Constabulary||
|The EBIT||Kent Police||
|The Integrated Anti-Stalking Unit||Cheshire Constabulary||
|The power and impact of Idea Drop at Kent Police||Kent Police||
|The Stalking Threat Assessment Centre||Metropolitan Police Service||
|Trauma Informed Supervision Pilot Central North Gangs Unit||Metropolitan Police Service CN BCU||
|Virtual Training||Dubai Police|
|Wiltshire LRF Strategic Coordinating Group – Salisbury/Amesbury Poisonings 2018||Wiltshire Police||
World Class Police Awards Judging Process
Nominations were submitted to an online portal by police forces themselves or by third parties. All nominations were required to have a ‘lead police force’ and be endorsed by the chief constable of that force. The judging panel then reviewed the submissions and scored the nominations out of ten with marks awarded for fulfilling the World Class Policing characteristics and for overall quality of the submission.
The shortlisted nominations all go forward to be represented at the awards ceremony and to be put forward for consideration by the judges when they select the overall winners.
The World Class Policing Awards judging panel
The World Class Policing Awards judging panel is comprised of experienced and expert representatives from across policing in the UK and overseas. They include:
- John Apter, Chair of the Police Federation for England & Wales
- Superintendent Danny Hatfield, Chief of Staff at Police Scotland
- Chief Superintendent Ian Wylie, Police Superintendents’ Association
- Rachel Tuffin, Director of Knowledge and Innovation at the College of Policing
- Ian Bell, CEO Police ICT Company
- Mark Evans OBE, Deputy Chief Executive: Service Delivery at New Zealand Police
- Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Metropolitan Police Service
- John Azah, Kingston Race and Equality Council
- Ben Bradford, Institute for Global Cities at UCL
- Rick Muir, Director of the Police Foundation
- Allan Fairley, Chair of techUK’s Justice & Emergency Services Committee
- Stephen Kavanagh QPM, former Chief Constable of Essex Police and Chair of the World Class Policing Steering Group
The nominations could represent one or more categories across the range of policing activity:
- 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
The overall winners will be selected regardless of category but special commendations by category will be awarded where appropriate.
Characteristics of a successful World Class Policing Awards nomination
As well as explaining and evidencing why they represented examples of World Class Policing, the nominations also had to demonstrate and evidence some or all of the characteristics of World Class Policing:
- Did the activity demonstrate exceptional performance?
– Improving police legitimacy
– Value for money
– Successful outcomes set out and achieved
- Did the activity demonstrate progressive policing?
– Innovative strategy/tactics
– A new system or technology developed
– A new technique or practice
– The activity and benefit can replicated by other organisations
– Complexities that were overcome
- Was the activity collaborative?
– A team effort or an effort across multiple teams
– Collaboration with another police force/agency
– Local collaboration with other agencies
– National collaboration with other agencies
– International collaboration with other forces/agencies
– Industry, academic or 3rd sector collaboration
– How were strategic hurdles overcome?
– Free up resource or demand reduction on non-police matters
- Did the outcomes benefit the public/victims?
– Crime prevention/reduction
– Minimise risk or harm
– Victim/witness welfare
– Public engagement
– Free up resource or demand reduction
– Positive handling of diverse and vulnerable groups (young people, women, mentally infirm, BAME, LBGT+ etc)
- Does the activity take into account officer/staff welfare?
– Improved working conditions
– Improved welfare or support
– Improved skills through training and development
– Improved job satisfaction
– Improved inclusion or reduction of stigma
– Positive handling of diverse and vulnerable officers and staff (women, mentally infirm, BAME, LBGT+ etc)
- Does the activity benefit how suspects and offenders are handled for better outcomes?
– Early intervention
– Restorative justice
– Reduce re-offending
– Positive handling of diverse and vulnerable suspects and offenders (young people, women, mentally infirm, BAME, LBGT+ etc)
The judges awarded points for these characteristics and for the overall quality of the submission, producing an overall mark out of ten. Those nominations scoring seven or above were selected for the shortlist to be represented and recognised at the awards ceremony.
The six winners including an overall winner will be selected by the judging panel on a further in-person judging day. Further commendations by category will be awarded where appropriate.