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The West Midlands Police Diamond Awards is celebrating five years of recognising officers, staff and the public who have acted above and beyond the call of duty. Now we need your help to identify individuals and teams who over the last year have made a significant contribution to making the West Midlands a safer place to live, work and visit.

Diamond Awards

Every hour of every day, the force has a dedicated team of officers and staff who work tirelessly to prevent crime, protect communities and offer the hand of friendship to those in need.

The Diamond Awards allows officers, staff, partners and the community the opportunity to recognise and reward West Midlands police personnel who deliver a service that friends and family would be proud of.

If you know of a deserving police officer, PCSO, police staff, special constable or team who deserve to be recognised then this is your chance to show what they mean to you. The judges will be particularly looking out for nominees who have embraced the force's new values:

  • I prevent crime
  • I offer friendship and service
  • I am courageous and fair
  • I listen and learn
  • I am proud of what I do

All you have to do is take a few minutes to complete the electronic nomination form here. alternatively you can download and print a nomination form.

A panel of judges from across the force will decide the worthy winners before presenting the awards at the Diamond Awards Ceremony in March 2017.

Thank you for recognising the great work of West Midlands Police and our partners.

Nomination Categories

We are looking for nominations in a variety of categories (as outlined below) for police officers, members of police staff, PCSOs and special constables who have made a real difference in your community - people who have dedicated their time and effort to improving the lives of others, helping to build safer and stronger communities.

PC Kiran Patel

There is also a special category to award members of the public who have worked in partnership with the police; for example Neighbourhood Watch, Independent Advisory Groups, Key Individual Network members or community groups.

Summary of nomination categories

Working In Partnership

This recognises an individual or team who have worked in partnership to create safer communities, solve a challenging problem in an area of crime, administration or process. This can be a police internal partner, such as another department or external, like a council or business.

Our Values in Action

A new award for this year, this recognises a team or individual who has championed the force's new vision and values of preventing crime, offering friendship and service, displaying courage and fairness while being prepared to listen and learn making their family proud.

Driving Diversity

For an individual or team who has made a positive impact across the field of diversity. This could include tackling discrimination, encouraging equality and inclusion or promoting the power of diversity across the force.

Putting The Public First

This award celebrates an individual or team who have acted above and beyond the call of duty to put the public first particularly in preventing crime, protecting communities or offering the hand of friendship.

The Andrew Le Comte Memorial Cup for Inspirational Leadership

The winner of this award will have demonstrated the force value of inspiring others with a passion for policing, allowing others to achieve and reach their potential while offering outstanding leadership skills.

Creativity And Innovation

This is for an individual or team who reflect the force value of being creative and considering new approaches that has enhanced the force's service to the community it serves.

Student Officer Of The Year

Introduced for the first time last year, this award recognises student officers who have made an immediate impact, shown exceptional commitment, a passion for policing and demonstrated the force values.

Team Of The Year

This award will be given to the team or department who have worked together to demonstrate the power and effectiveness of excellent teamwork while exemplifying the force values.

Employee Of The Year - (Four awards - Police Officer, Special Constable, PCSO and the Joyce Campbell Cup for Police Staff)

These awards celebrate outstanding service by individuals who typify the force values, and work over and above what is required by their job.

The Bob Jones Community 'Thank You' Award

Awarded to an individual or group who have worked with police, providing assistance through local initiatives such as watch or community groups. Named in honour of the late Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones CBE.

Nominate online here.

Nominate here

We are looking for nominations in a variety of categories (as outlined on the categories tab) for police officers, members of police staff, PCSOs and special constables who have made a real difference in your community - people who have dedicated their time and effort to improving the lives of others, helping to build safer and stronger communities.

Lynda Bailey

There is also a special category to award members of the public who have worked in partnership with the police; for example Neighbourhood Watch, Independent Advisory Groups, Key Individual Network members or community groups.

So if you know an individual, or team that deserves to be recognised, and would like to make a nomination you can do so in one of two ways.

You can complete the electronic nomination form online here.

Or

You can download and print a paper copy of the nomination form, where you can either scan and email the form back to us at diamond_awards@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or post them to:

Dawn Fisher, Awards and Events Co-ordinator, West Midlands Police, PO Box 52, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, B4 6NQ.

The deadline is Friday 16 December 2016. Our panel of judges will judge the nominations and decide the finalists in each category. Category finalists will be invited to attend the Diamond Awards ceremony in March 2017 where winners will be presented with their awards.

If you have any questions or need further information please email diamond_awards@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or you can call Dawn Fisher in the West Midlands Police Corporate Communications Department on 101 ext. 801 6171.

Important: the judges will disregard any nomination that exceeds the limit of one page of A4. The nominations should also be original and entries from previous awards such as Chief Constable Awards/Commendation will not be considered.

Here's the information we need:

  • Examples of outstanding contributions made by the nominees
  • Explain what they have achieved and how they've made a difference to people's lives
  • Give your view why they are exceptional and have gone above and beyond their duty
  • How your nominees show they live and breathe the force values.
  • Anything else you think is important

Nomination form

To download and print a copy of this form please click here .

1. Your details - person making nomination

 
 
 
 

2. Name and contact details for your nomination

 
 
 

3. In which category would you like to make the nomination

 

4. Please say why you think the nominee deserves an award in the category you selected above

  • Example/s of the outstanding contribution made by the nominee(s)
  • Please state what they have achieved and how they have made a difference to peoples lives
  • In your view what makes their work extraordinary and how does it exceeds the normal expectations of the nominee's role?
  • How do you feel the work of your nominee inspires others and helps increase trust and confidence

 

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