Posted on 20th February 2017
We’re asking the public to nominate their favourite police officers and PCSOs for an award.
Chief Constable Mick Creedon is asking anyone who has had dealings with the police during the past 12 months to submit nominations for community police officer of the year, PCSO of the year and neighbourhood team of the year.
The award for the county's most popular bobby has been around since 1986. It is open to any police officer serving in the force, including officers working on community beats, with young people, traffic, general patrol, CID or in any other department.
The award for the neighbourhood team was introduced by former Chief Constable David Coleman to highlight the fantastic work done by officers working with their partners in the community.
In 2007, Mr Coleman also implemented the award for the best PCSO.
Mr Creedon said: "I’m sure we will have a lot of nominations for all three awards. We have had a wonderful response from the public in the past and praise for officers has come from all age groups and all areas of the community. I’m delighted that so many of Derbyshire's police officers and police staff are held in such high esteem by the people they serve."
The winners will be selected by a panel of judges, including the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Hardyal Dhindsa. The winner for each category will be announced in the summer.
This year nominations can be submitted via the force website www.derbyshire.police.uk or sent by post to the Chief Constable at Police Headquarters, Butterley Hall, Ripley, DE5 3RS by Monday, April 3, 2017.