As Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland I feel immensely proud of the effort and dedication of front line staff across the whole of Cleveland, who work tirelessly every day to make our communities safer. We are also incredibly lucky in Cleveland to have such excellent working relationships with our partnership agencies and also the support of so many within the community who volunteer their services to improve the areas where they live and work.
The Recognition of Outstanding Service and Excellence (R.O.S.E) Awards are a concept that the Chief Constable and I have identified as being vital in recognising and celebrating this work. They allow us to say thank you to those who keep us safe and who put their lives on the line for us day in, day out.
There are twelve categories a person can be nominated in, as set out below, and we are looking for public nominations in each of these categories to celebrate those who are making a real difference to the lives of communities across Cleveland. Community members and people working within the private and voluntary sector, and for other public sector organisations can be nominated for two of the categories – Awards for Public Service and Courage. The remaining categories are only open to nominations for police officers, staff and organisations working on behalf of Cleveland Police.
I hear on a daily basis of the amazing work going on across our area in the field of community safety and I would urge anyone who has received excellent service or who has seen the difference that a team or individual has made to a local community to have a look and get nominating!!