Do you know an exceptional woman in policing?


PUBLISHED 21 Mar 2022

IN News

There’s still time to nominate a colleague for this year’s Women in Policing Award.

Nominations for the award close on 28 March, and Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom is encouraging members to nominate colleagues who’ve made an outstanding contribution to women in the police service.

Liz said: “I always look forward to the Women in Policing Award and reading the nominations as they come in.

“It’s fantastic to see brave and selfless service by our female officers and in support of our female officers being recognised.”

Launched by the Police Federation of England and Wales in 2015, the annual award recognises a current, or recently retired officer who has gone above and beyond their job, while on duty. 

The first Women in Policing Award was presented to the families of Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, the two Greater Manchester Police officers killed in a gun and grenade attack in 2012.

The winner of the 2021 award was Chief Inspector Sharon Baker of Avon and Somerset who spoke out about her experience domestic abuse and being in a controlling relationship.

Members can contact Cambridgeshire Police Federation to nominate a colleague. Nominators can be by police officers or police staff. All nominees will receive a certificate and Women in Policing badge.

The winner will be announced at the Federation’s annual national conference (17 – 18 May) at Manchester Central.