Nominations open for PCC's community champions' awards

Dedicated champions of public safety are being honoured in a new awards contest marking the end of Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach’s term in office.

Nominations are now being sought for the PCC’s Safer Community Celebration 2020 awards which recognise the outstanding contribution of community heroes across Leicestershire.

The event, which takes place on Thursday 30th January 2020, will honour individuals or groups for their contribution to the delivery of the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan safety objectives.

Six awards will be presented during a glittering ceremony at College Court Conference Centre in Leicester.

They are:  

Viable Partnerships - An individual or group who has actively collaborated with others to build strong relationships, improve engagement and respond to shared areas of work within communities.

Visible Policing - An individual or group who has worked to protect people from harm and enhance public confidence.

Victim Services - An individual or group who has worked to ensure that victims and witnesses of crime are supported.

Vulnerability Protection - An individual or group who has supported those whose circumstances mean they are unable to protect themselves from harm. Or someone who has worked to identify and raise awareness of the causes of vulnerability.

Value for Money - An individual or group who has provided effective, economic and efficient services to the Police and Crime Commissioner or their community, whilst ensuring that the social value from the provision of those services has also been maximised.

Special Recognition – An individual or group who have gone over and above their duties and made an exceptional contribution to the delivery of the Police & Crime Plan.

Willy Bach said: “This is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on all the fantastic work that takes place across Leicestershire to improve community life and protect vulnerable people.

“Time is the most precious gift of all and many of our unsung heroes give their time freely and without reward to make a difference. Without their support, my work would not have the impact it needs to make a lasting difference to people’s lives.

“This event marks the end of an era for me. It is perfectly fitting that I should honour and show my appreciation to those individuals and organisations which have been pivotal to my success over the last four years during this wonderful event.”  

Nominations will be judged by an independent panel including Willy Bach; Deputy PCC Kirk Master; Simon Cole, Chief Constable Leicestershire Police; Jane Moore, Director of Children & Family Services, Leicestershire County Council; John Leach, Director of Neighbourhood & Environmental Services, Leicester City Council; Chris Triall, Strategic Director for Place, Rutland County Council; and there will be representation from both UNISON and the Police Federation.

Judges will be looking for how well an individual or group has tackled issues that affect people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, make a difference to the community, help people to get involved and become a positive influence for change within their community or organisation and their commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to keeping communities safe across the county. 

The deadline for nominations is midday on Monday 4th November 2019. The work included in the nomination must have been undertaken, at least in part, between May 2016 and October 2019.

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Posted on Thursday 17th October 2019
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