Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom is encouraging members to nominate women who have made an outstanding contribution to policing for a major award.

Nominations for this year’s Women in Policing Awards are now open and Liz hopes to see colleagues recognised and celebrated for their achievements.

She said: “Women make an enormous contribution to policing, not only here in Cambridgeshire but across the country.

“It’s fantastic that their contributions, achievements, and brave and selfless service is being recognised.

“I’d encourage members to nominate their female colleagues who have gone above and beyond.”

Launched by the Police Federation of England and Wales in 2015, the 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 of domestic abuse and being in a controlling relationship.

Nominations can be made by police officers or police staff and the closing date is 28 March.

Members can contact Cambridgeshire Police Federation to make their nominations. All nominees will receive a certificate and a Women in Policing badge.

The winner will be announced at the Police Federation’s annual national conference in Manchester in May.