NOSCAs celebrate its first decade
As Norfolk Constabulary’s Safer Community Awards reaches its first decade of recognising dedication and excellent service, we invite you to join us in celebrating the valuable contribution police officers, staff and the local community make in helping keep Norfolk a safe place to live, work and visit.
The Constabulary will once again be asking members of the local community to nominate a local police officer, member of police staff or community volunteer who they believe has gone that extra mile for them. Appreciation can be shown by voting for them in categories that range from Community Officer of the Year (nominated by district commanders in the Force), the John (Cecil) Mason Volunteer of the Year, Young Citizen(s) of the Year and Community Citizen(s) of the Year.
Voting forms will be available in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper and nominations can also be made through the NOSCAs website www.noscas.co.uk from Friday 16 June 2017.
Chief Constable Simon Bailey praised the awards saying: "Despite the challenges police forces face today it makes me very proud to be leading Norfolk Constabulary and serving our community. We will always pull together in times of adversity and work together in times of prosperity and I am delighted to recognise people who go that extra mile. In this special tenth year I would urge you all to nominate and vote for those people from your local community who you believe, through their actions and words, have made a difference to the area in which we all live and work.”
A new category has been added this year, the Response Team of the Year, and the Chief Constable will also be choosing recipients for the Special Recognition Award and acknowledging officers and staff with Bravery Awards, which recognise outstanding courage in the line of duty. Followers of Norfolk Constabulary's Facebook page will once again be asked to vote for the Police Dog of the Year.
Norfolk Safer Community Awards are funded by sponsorship from commercial and community partners.
Now in its tenth year, the NOSCAs welcome its loyal sponsors and some new sponsors too, who are uniting with us in acknowledging how important the services provided are.
Our 2017 sponsors are:
- Eastern Daily Press
- Police & Crime Commissioner for Norfolk
- Norwich City Football Club
- Shell UK Ltd
- Reed Global
- City College Norwich
- Security Response Services for East of England Co-operative
- Corporate Project Solutions Ltd (CPS)
- Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
- Royal Canin
- Holiday Inn
- Ragged Robin
2017 Categories are:
1. Student Officer of the Year
2. The John (Cecil) Mason Volunteer of the Year
3. Special Constabulary Officer of the Year
4. Police Cadet of the Year
5. Police Staff Member of the Year
6. Young Citizen(s) of the Year
7. Investigator of the Year
8. Problem Solver of the Year
9. Outstanding Leadership Award
10. Community Citizen(s) of the Year
11. The Chief Constable's Special Recognition Award*
12. The Hannah Witheridge Special Recognition Award*
13. The Bravery Award*
14a. Community Officer of the Year - Police Officer**
14b. Community Officer of the Year - Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)**
15. Response Team of the Year
16. Police Dog of the Year***
17. Outstanding Team of the Year
18. Safer Neighbourhood Team of the Year
Voting closes on Friday 28 July. The winners and runners-up will be invited to the special awards evening taking place at the Holiday Inn, Cromer Road, Norwich on Thursday 12 October 2017.
Full information about the awards and entry criteria is available on the NOSCAs website along with online nomination forms for all categories http://www.noscas.co.uk/
*Chosen by the Chief Constable
**Chosen by EDP readers only
***Chosen by Norfolk Constabulary Facebook users