Norfolk’s Chief Constable has invited members of the public to recognise people who go the extra mile as he launches the constabulary’s Norfolk Safer Community Awards (NOSCAs) for the eleventh year.
Now entering its second decade of acknowledging dedication and excellent service, NOSCAs celebrates the valuable contribution police officers, staff and the local community make in helping keep Norfolk a safe place to live, work and visit.
Launching the awards, Chief Constable Simon Bailey said: “The NOSCAs are now an important part of our culture. I see it as an opportunity for myself and colleagues to say thank you to the officers and staff who serve our communities with courage, compassion, dignity and professionalism.
“Our staff are our greatest asset and this annual event has come to be recognised as a celebration of those people who go the extra mile. Not only do we celebrate the success of our colleagues but also those in our local communities, who through action and words make a difference to the areas in which they live and work.
“I would urge you to nominate and vote for those colleagues who deserve recognition and those members of the community who similarly deserve a thank you.
Appreciation can be shown by voting for them in categories that range from Community Officer of the Year (nominated by district commanders within the force), the John (Cecil) Mason Volunteer of the Year, Young Citizen(s) of the Year and Community Citizen(s) of the Year.
Voting forms will be available in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper and nominations can also be made through this website. Nominate now.
As part of the awards the Chief Constable will also choose recipients for the Special Recognition Award and acknowledging officers and staff with a Bravery Award, which recognises outstanding courage in the line of duty. In addition, followers of Norfolk Constabulary’s Facebook page will once again be asked to vote for the Police Dog of the Year – www.facebook.com/norfolkpolice/
NOSCAs welcome back its loyal sponsors and some new sponsors too, who are uniting with us in acknowledging how important the services provided are. Irene East, Head of Barclays Corporate Relations for Eastern Region said: “ Barclays work closely with Norfolk Police in not only keeping our customers, colleagues and the community safe, but also in fraud detection and prevention. Sponsoring the award of ‘Investigator of the Year’ supports that partnership and recognises the work that goes into solving these and other crimes.”
Voting closes on Tuesday 31 July. The winners and runners-up will be invited to the special awards evening taking place at the Holiday Inn, Cromer Road, Norwich on Thursday 11 October 2018.