Nominations have opened for the 25th annual Lord Ferrers Awards, which celebrate the exceptional achievements of volunteers in policing - and the public is invited to nominate inspiring police volunteers.
The awards recognise the commitment and dedication shown by special constables, police support volunteers, volunteer police cadets and volunteers within Offices of Police and Crime Commissioners. You can nominate a police volunteer who you feel deserves special recognition via this online form. The deadline for submitting your nomination is midnight on Sunday 22 July.
There are individual and team awards across 10 categories. Last year, over 600 nominations were submitted, and 42 outstanding candidates were shortlisted.
Last year’s winners included:
A puppy breeding scheme for police dogs in West Midlands, run by police support volunteers
A special constable who set up a Joint Response Unit in South Wales to coordinate police and ambulance response to incidents
A group of volunteer police cadets from Kensington and Chelsea who organised a residential camp in the Isle of Wight for young people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire
Recognising the commitment of volunteers in policing
Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Nick Hurd said: “The Lord Ferrers Awards is an important occasion where we can recognise the selfless commitment demonstrated by volunteers in policing.
“British policing is the envy of the world, and volunteers play a crucial role in keeping it that way by strengthening links with communities.
“I hope police officers and staff will put forward volunteers they work alongside, and that members of the public will take this opportunity to nominate volunteers in policing who have had an impact on their lives.”