Women in Policing Award: nominations close soon

The closing date for nominations for this year’s Women in Policing Awards is approaching.

Dyfed Powys Police Federation chair Gareth Jones is encouraging members to nominate colleagues who have made an outstanding contribution to policing before the deadline on Monday 28 March.

He said: “We all know colleagues who’ve made an outstanding contribution, who go that extra mile, and who inspire us every day.

“Awards like this give us the opportunity to highlight those colleagues and their fantastic contributions. So please take the time to nominate colleagues who’ve made an outstanding contribution to women in the police service.”

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 Dyfed Powys 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 which is being held in Manchester in May.