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World Class Policing Awards: The nominations are in!

The closing date for the inaugural World Class Policing Awards 2019 recognising excellence in policing has now passed and the organisers say they have been overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of the nominations.

The World Class Policing Awards Committee has received nearly 120 nominations from police forces and agencies from across the world in what has been described as a ‘brilliant’ response. 

There’s a very great deal in policing, across the globe, that deserves wider public recognition, as the nominations we’ve received clearly demonstrate.

Bernard Rix, Founder, World Class Policing Awards

Nominations have been received from 31 forces in the UK, five overseas forces and three national UK police agencies. They cover the entire spectrum of policing and include projects such as improving the identification of vulnerability, business change to tackle new and emerging offences, complex investigations and improving officer and staff welfare to build sustainable policing.

The closing date for the awards has now passed and judging will now begin to select those that reflect the very best in policing.

Bernard Rix, Founder of the World Class Policing Awards and Publisher of Policing Insight said: “The World Class Policing Awards were, just one year ago, little more than an idea. With the support of a brilliant World Class Policing Awards Steering Committee, plus our Founder Sponsors and Official Supporters, the Awards are now well and truly up and running and the response has been brilliant!

“There’s a very great deal in policing, across the globe, that deserves wider public recognition, as the nominations we’ve received clearly demonstrate. The nominations will, once we publish and share them in detail, also allow police forces and partners worldwide to learn from the very best of policing, wherever it may be.”

Stephen Kavanagh QPM, Chair of the World Class Policing Awards Steering Committee and the Nominations & Awards Committee said the nominations the panel has received were ‘exactly what we hoped for’.

He added: “They are of a very high quality and show real diversity, both in the areas of policing covered and in the complex communities they cover and engage with every day.

I’m proud but not surprised as a former Chief Constable, to see how police officers and staff work tirelessly in the public interest. Now it is time to promote and celebrate these remarkable achievements.

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

“I’m proud but not surprised as a former Chief Constable, to see how police officers and staff work tirelessly in the public interest. Now it is time to promote and celebrate these remarkable achievements.”

“There are going to be some real challenges for the Awards and Nominations Committee in determining who should be invited to celebrate this endeavour at the Awards Dinner on 14th November.”

A difficult task lies ahead for the initial judging panel who are comprised of leaders and experts in the field of policing and who will now whittle the 117 nominees down into a shortlist of 50 who will be recognised at the special awards ceremony in London 14 November. From these 50 shortlisted, the judging panel will select five winning nominations including an overall winner as well as commendations for best-in-category.

To find out more about how you can join the Founder sponsors in supporting the recognition of exceptional officers and staff via sponsorship of the World Class Policing Awards, please visit https://worldclasspolicing.com

 


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