Nominations are now open for this year’s national Women in Policing Award.
Members are being encouraged to nominate women who have made an outstanding contribution to policing.
The award, which was launched by the Police Federation of England and Wales in 2015, is designed to recognise a current, or recently retired officer who has gone above and beyond their job, while on duty.
The first ever Women in Policing Award was presented to the families of Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, the two Greater Manchester Police killed in a gun and grenade attack in 2012.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the award was not presented last year so the most recent winner was Lancashire Sergeant Hana Alayli-Moore in 2019.
Sgt Alayli-Moore introduced the idea of ‘Maternity Buddies’ after noticing that officers felt isolated both before and after pregnancy. Male and female volunteers were identified within the workplace to receive relevant training to enable them to support their colleagues.
Sgt Alayi-Moore assisted in the delivery of the training and created a process whereby expectant colleagues, or those going through the adoption process, are allocated a point of contact to support them.
The closing date for all nominations for this year’s award is 30 April. Nominators can be police officers or police staff and all nominations must be submitted to Cambridgeshire Police Federation for approval.
This year’s winner will be presented with the award at the Federation’s annual national conference in June.