Derbyshire Police Federation

Federation members urged to nominate colleagues for prestigious award

23 February 2022

Derbyshire Police Federation secretary Kirsty Bunn is urging members to send in their nominations for the 2022 Women in Policing Award.

The award is a celebration of some of the outstanding work carried out by officers over the past 12 months.

Kirsty said:  “We will all know of a certain colleague who goes that extra mile, overcomes obstacles and inspires us with their dedication and example. This could also be a recently retired colleague.

“I would encourage you to take the opportunity to give her the recognition she deserves, which is what this award is about.

“Police officers rarely get recognition for the incredible work they do and awards like this do give us the opportunity to highlight some of the outstanding achievements of our colleagues

“It is a very difficult job at the best of times and I think it is fair to say the last 12 months have been particularly challenging so I would urge our members to send us their nominations and help us recognise a female officer who has made a real difference to their communities or their colleagues.”

Organised by the Police Federation of England and Wales, the Women in Policing Award was launched in 2015 to recognise a serving 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 of domestic abuse and being in a controlling relationship.

Nominations for the 2022 awards can be made by police officers or police staff and the closing date is 28 March.

Members can email Derbyshire Police Federation to make their nominations and all nominees will receive a certificate and a Women in Policing badge.

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

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