90 days from today is Sat, 24 December 2022
11 March 2021
Federation members are being encouraged to help recognise outstanding work by their colleagues by nominating them for the national Police Federation’s annual Women in Policing Award.
The award was not awarded last year due to the ongoing pandemic but nominations are now open for this year’s award.
Those nominated can be a current or recently retired officer who has gone above and beyond their job, while on duty, or has made a difference that has led to a profound positive impact on others.
The last recipient of the award was Lancashire Sergeant Hana Alayli-Moore who won the award in 2019. Sgt Alayli-Moore introduced the idea of ‘Maternity Buddies’ after noticing that officers and staff felt isolated both before and after pregnancy.
Male and female volunteers were identified within the workplace to receive relevant training to enable them to support their colleagues.
Sgt Alayi-Moore assisted in the delivery of the training and created a process whereby expectant colleagues, or those going through the adoption process, are allocated a point of contact to support them during such a significant time.
The scheme has had a hugely positive impact on others, helping to reduce anxiety of colleagues while on maternity leave, as well as during their return to work.
Launched back in 2015, the first Federation Women in Policing Award was presented to the families of Greater Manchester Police officers Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes who were killed in a gun and grenade attack in 2012.
The closing date for all nominations is 30 April. Nominators can be police officers or support staff and all nominations must be submitted to Hertfordshire Police Federation for approval.
This year’s winner will be presented with the award at this year’s annual national conference on 9 June.