Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to your local community?
If so, why not put them forward for a Cleveland Community Safety Award? (Click here to nominate online)
Nominations are now open for the various awards which are:
- Neighbourhood Police Officer of the Year
- Neighbourhood Police Community Support Officer of the Year
- Neighbourhood Special Constable of the Year
- Neighbourhood Volunteer of the Year
- Neighbourhood Team of the Year
- Neighbourhood Officer Best at tackling Antisocial Behaviour
- Neighbourhood Detective of the Year
- Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator of the Year
- Housing Provider Contribution to Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
- Community Safety Contribution to Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
- Community Volunteer Champion
- Young Community Volunteer
- Community Minded Business
- Outstanding Support to a Victim
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger said: "The Cleveland Community Safety Awards recognise the efforts of everyone involved in partnership work in our communities, and I would ask people to put nominations forward. This year we have included a new award of Neighbourhood Detective. This relatively new post which has brought in new people and additional skills to the team has proved a huge asset.
"These are the unsung heroes of our communities – the people that really make a difference. My objectives of retaining and developing integrated neighbourhood policing and developing better co-ordination, communication and partnership between agencies build on the good work that is already happening. There are lots of good stories to tell and I hope that we get as many people involved as we can to celebrate those who truly make a difference."
Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer said: "Integrated Neighbourhood Policing is about working in partnership with other agencies and members of the community to resolve local issues. Since the first awards last year we have strengthened the Neighbourhood Teams by assigning detectives to work within them. I’m pleased that the awards recognise both teams and individuals who all contribute to keeping our communities safe."
The awards are being sponsored by Thirteen Housing Group and Coast & Country Housing.
Alison Thain, Chief Executive of the Thirteen Group, said: "We’re committed to working in partnership to tackle issues such as crime and anti-social behaviour in communities and it’s great that these awards celebrate and reward the work of both professionals and community members who all work towards that same aim."
Sharon Dalton, Coast & Country Compliance Manager, added: "Coast & Country are delighted to be sponsoring the 2014 Cleveland Community Safety Awards.
"Partnership working is central to the success that we achieve with regard to cracking down on behaviour and incidents that can have a detrimental effect on people’s quality of life and peace of mind. We welcome this fantastic opportunity to celebrate the commitment and dedication of individuals who go the extra mile to ensure that residents can enjoy their homes and neighbourhoods".
The Awards are being hosted by Hartlepool College of Further Education on Wednesday 15th October.
Darren Hankey, Principal and Chief Executive of Hartlepool College commented, "We are extremely proud to be hosting the Cleveland Community Safety Awards. As a college dedicated to working with the local community this is the perfect venue and we welcome all nominees and hope they can take advantage of our superb facilities."
There are a number of ways in which people can nominate:
Nominations close on Monday 1st September 2014.
Posted on Thursday 12th June 2014