Posted on 30 August 2017

The awards, previously known as the Special Constable and Police Support Volunteer Awards, highlight the vital role volunteers play in support of policing, by giving up their free time to make communities safer, and enhancing the effectiveness of policing across England and Wales.

In 2013, they were renamed in memory of Lord Ferrers, the former Home Office minister who created the awards in 1993. This year, they are including a new award for Technical Innovation, to recognise those volunteers who have used technology creatively. Therefore, this year, the awards will recognise achievement across 9 individual and team categories:

Ferrers Special Constabulary – Individual Award: open to individual Special Constables who have demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to policing in their local communities.

Ferrers Special Constabulary – Team Award (sponsored by Police Mutual): open to teams of Special Constables who have demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to policing in their local communities.

Police Support Volunteer – Individual Award: open to individual Police Support Volunteers who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities.

Police Support Volunteer – Team Award: open to Police Support Volunteer teams who have worked together to make a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities.

Volunteer Police Cadet – Individual Award: open to individual Volunteer Police Cadets who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities.

Volunteer Police Cadet – Team Award: open to teams of Volunteer Police Cadets who have worked together to make a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities.

Employer Supported Policing Award: open to organisations that support their employees to volunteer in policing. The award recognises the contribution of employers and includes those accredited under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.

Leadership Award (sponsored by ASCCO): open to individual Special Constables who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to leadership.

Technical Innovation Award – Team or Individual: open to Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers and Volunteer Police Cadets. The award recognises the contribution volunteers can bring to using technology to support policing.

This year’s awards ceremony will take place at a central London location on Tuesday 28 November.

The 2017 awards launched on 18 August 2017

The deadline for nominations is 17 September 2017

For more information and to make a nomination visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/lord-ferrers-awards-2017


Last updated 30th August 2017