Members urged to nominate colleagues for Women in Policing Awards

The achievements of female officers are once again being recognised and celebrated by the Women in Policing Awards.

Nominations for this year’s awards are now open and Dyfed Powys Police Federation chair Gareth Jones is encouraging members to nominate colleagues who have made an outstanding contribution to policing.

He said: “This award provides a great opportunity to recognise our colleagues who go above and beyond in their roles in support of Women in Policing.

“Police officers aren’t recognised enough for the great work they do, so this is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate those outstanding contributions.”

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. 

Chief Inspector Sharon Baker receives the 2021 award

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 Dyfed Powys Police Federation to nominate a colleague. All nominees will receive a certificate and Women in Policing badge.

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