Local residents are being encouraged to spread festive cheer and give the gift of a ‘thank you’ this Christmas, by nominating their policing heroes across the Bath area for a Be Proud Award.
The Be Proud awards highlight the very best of Avon and Somerset Constabulary, acknowledging and rewarding the dedicated officers, staff and volunteers for their hard work in ensuring the communities of Avon and Somerset are safe.
To make sure those hard working police men and women are in with a chance of receiving an award at the ceremony in June, visit www.beproudawards.com and make a nomination.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “The Be Proud awards are a chance to recognise the great work of our outstanding officers, staff and volunteers who go the extra mile.
“I’m delighted that so many of you have taken the time to submit a nomination for the awards and we want you to continue to help us celebrate those who work around the clock to keep our communities safe.
“We are delighted with the nominations we have received so far and look forward to receiving more examples of the extraordinary work that has taken place over the past year. It really means a lot to those you put forward so please nominate anyone you feel deserves special recognition.”
The awards recognise the outstanding work of the policing service in the following categories: Neighbourhood Officer of the Year, Response Officer of the Year, Investigator of the Year, Police Staff Member of the Year, Police Support Volunteer of the Year, Special Constable of the Year, Specialist Operations Award and Policing Team of the Year.
Chief Constable Andy Marsh added: “The Be Proud awards are always a huge success thanks to the fantastic winners we are able to recognise. It makes me feel very proud when our communities take the time to highlight members of their policing service.
“I know how much it means to my officers, staff, volunteers and teams when you recognise their dedication, compassion and professionalism. I hope that you submit your nominations and help us recognise our policing heroes.”
The closing date for nominations is 27th January 2019.
After this date, an independent panel will select winners across the policing areas and an awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 12th June 2019 at Cadbury House Hotel, where an overall winner for each category will be announced.
More information can be found at: www.beproudawards.com