Nominations for 2022 Women in Policing Award underway

Nominations for the 2022 Women in Policing Award are now open and Gwent Police Federation members are being encouraged to put forward colleagues.

The annual award, organised by the Police Federation of England and Wales, was first launched in 2015 to recognise a serving or recently retired officer who has gone above and beyond their job, while on duty. 

The first ever Women in Policing Award was presented to the families of Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, the two Greater Manchester Police officers killed in a gun and grenade attack in 2012.

The winner of the 2021 award was Chief Inspector Sharon Baker of Avon and Somerset, who spoke out about her experience of domestic abuse and being in a controlling relationship.

Gwent Police Federation secretary Annalea Kift said: “I would urge our members to send in their nominations before the deadline at the end of March.

“The contributions and achievements of some of our colleagues over the past 12 months are fully deserving of special recognition.

“The Women in Policing Award is a special celebration of the incredible work that our members carry out and I would love to see Gwent officers recognised in this way.”

Nominations for the 2022 award can be made by police officers or police staff and the closing date is 28 March.

Simply email Gwent Police Federation to make a nomination with all nominees receiving a certificate and a Women in Policing badge.

The winner will be announced at the Police Federation’s annual national conference in Manchester in May.