Nominate the best champion police officers

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Do you know a police officer, member of police staff or volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help your family, or who has worked tirelessly to improve your community?

If you do, now is your opportunity to recognise them.

The Community Policing Awards give residents of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire the opportunity to nominate the officer, staff member and volunteer who has made the greatest contribution to their community over the past year for recognition.

This year’s categories are:

Community Police Officer of the Year

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) of the Year

Special Constable of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Cadet of the Year

You can also nominate someone for the Diversity Champion of the Year, which recognises those who have worked to increase diversity in the Force or improved engagement with an underrepresented group, and for the Community Contribution Award, which recognises those who have made the biggest difference to someone’s life in the community over the past year. If you would like to nominate a member of police staff, you can use the Community Contribution Award category.

Nominations will close on April 27, after which a team of judges will decide the final winners. The winners will then be announced on June 29.

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Baldwin, who is one of the judges, said: “Neighbourhood policing is at the heart of the service in protecting communities and helping to prevent and detect crime. It is the bedrock of what we do.

“The Community Policing Awards are an opportunity to pay tribute to those essential people who work tirelessly on behalf of the communities they serve and who are nominated for their great work by those local people.

For more information, visit thamesvalley.police.uk/communityawards You can also follow the story on Twitter by using the hashtag #mypolicehero