Now entering its tenth year, the Norfolk Safer Community Awards offer you the opportunity to support the excellent work of police officers, police staff and the community in helping to keep Norfolk a safe place to live, work and visit.
The awards combine internal recognition with local communities voting for officers deserving of an award for their contributions to their local community. Additionally, if people know of an exceptional individual or group who deserve to be thanked they are encouraged to nominate them for an award.
We will once again be asking members of the local community to nominate a local police officer, member of police staff or community volunteer who they believe has gone that extra mile for them. Appreciation can be shown by voting for them in categories that range from Community Officer of the Year (nominated by district commanders in the Force), the John (Cecil) Mason Volunteer of the Year, Young Citizen(s) of the Year and Community Citizen(s) of the Year.
Nominations can be made online and voting forms will be available in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper from Friday 16 June 2017.
Chief Constable Simon Bailey praised the awards saying: “Despite the challenges we, as a Constabulary and nationally as a country, face, it makes me very proud to be leading a Force and serving community who will always pull together in times of adversity and work together in times of prosperity. I am always delighted to recognise people who go that extra mile and in this special tenth year of celebration, I would urge you all to nominate and vote for those people from your local community who you believe, through their actions and words, have made a difference to the area in which we all live and work.”
A new category has been added this year, the Response Team of the Year, and the Chief Constable will also be choosing recipients for the Special Recognition Award and acknowledging officers and staff with Bravery Awards, which recognise outstanding courage in the line of duty. Followers of Norfolk Constabulary’s Facebook page will once again be asked to vote for the Police Dog of the Year.
Norfolk Safer Community Awards are funded by sponsorship from commercial and community partners. View more.
Voting closes on Friday 28 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 12 October 2017.