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Diamond Awards 2015

In March 2015, West Midlands Police will be holding its third annual Diamond Awards ceremony. The annual awards have been put in place to allow the general public, officers, staff, and partners to recognise and reward members of the police family who have acted 'above and beyond' what is expected of them.

Over the last decade West Midlands Police has reduced crime to incredibly low levels. Behind this success is a dedicated team of officers and staff that continually achieve and deliver a service that their friends and family would be proud of.

With this in mind we are asking for your help to identify those individuals and teams that over the last 12 months have made a significant contribution in helping make the West Midlands a safer place to live, work and visit.

Therefore, if you know an individual or a team who deserves to be recognised - whether it be for a fantastic piece of work or for a long standing community initiative - this is your chance to show them that they are valued.

Anyone can make a nomination for police officers, police staff, PCSOs or special constables across a range of ten categories. There is also a special category - the Community 'Thank You' award - to recognise an individual or group that have worked closely with the police to make a real difference to our communities. You can read more about the ten categories including brief descriptions of the category requirements in the categories section of this site.

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

Our panel of judges chaired by Deputy Chief Constable Dave Thompson will decide the worthy winners before presenting the awards at the Diamond Awards Ceremony in March 2015.

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.

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.

In addition to the below, a special ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ will be presented by the Chief Constable to a shortlisted finalist during the award ceremony.

Summary of nomination categories

Working In Partnership
This award recognises an individual or team who have worked in partnership with others to solve a challenging problem in an area of crime, business admin or policing process. This can be either an internal partner (e.g. another department) or external (council or business etc.)

Community Engagement
This award will go to an individual or team who have worked with local people to ensure their ideas and joint work contributed to positive changes within the community.

Excellence In Service Delivery
Awarded to an individual or team who provides / has provided a high quality professional service that has helped to increase confidence and satisfaction.

Driving Diversity
This award will be given to an individual or team who has worked to promote equality of opportunity and / or tackled discrimination.

Creativity And Innovation
Awarded to an individual or team who has demonstrated innovative or creative ways of working.

Inspirational Leadership
The recipient of this award will have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, inspiring others to achieve.

Putting The Public First
This award aims to identify an individual or team who has acted above and beyond the call of duty to put the public first.

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 successful teamwork.

Employee Of The Year (Four awards - Police Officer, Special Constable, PCSO, Police Staff)
The Employee Of The Year Award recognises outstanding service by individuals, over and above what is required as part of that person’s normal duties.

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 etc.

We are looking for nominations in a variety of categories (as outlined on the categories section) 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.

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 by clicking on the link below.

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.

Nominations will close on Wednesday 31 December 2014. Our panel of judges will judge the nominations and decide the finalists in each category. Category finalists will be invited to attend a ceremony in March 2015 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 7630 3681.

The Diamond Awards were originally launched during 2012 to allow the general public, officers, staff, and partners to recognise and reward West Midlands Police employees and key members of the community who have made a significant contribution to helping make the West Midlands a safer place to live, work and visit.

Following the fantastic success of the previous two awards ceremonies, West Midlands Police are proud to see them return for the third year running.

Anyone can make a nomination for police officers, police staff, PCSOs or special constables across a range of eleven categories. This includes a special category - the Community ‘Thank You’ award - to recognise an individual or group that have worked closely with the police to make a real difference to the community.

Chief Constable Chris Sims said: “Once again we are delighted to open nominations for the third annual Diamond Awards.

The awards have become a highlight of the policing calendar as we get to formally recognise fantastic work, acts of bravery and people going above and beyond the call of duty to deliver a level of service that friends and family would be proud of.

"Last year’s awards were immensely successful and really captured the imagination of officers, staff and the wider public. As a result we received over 500 nominations from across the force area, all recognising the best of the best. “It only takes a few minutes to nominate, so if you know an individual, or team that deserves to be recognised - whether it be for a fantastic piece of work or for a long standing community initiative - this is your chance to show them that they are valued.”

Nominations will close on Wednesday 31 December 2014 and a panel of judges chaired by Deputy Chief Constable Dave Thompson will decide the finalists in each category.

Finalists will be invited to attend the Diamond Awards ceremony at the end of March 2015 where winners will be presented with their awards.

You can nominate online or download a printable version of the nomination form by clicking the 'Nominate here' tab above.