Police and Crime Commissioner invites nominations for his annual Safer Awards

10 October 2018

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton is inviting nominations from members of the local community for his annual Safer Awards 2018.

The Commissioner’s Safer Awards recognise the outstanding contribution volunteers and partners make to policing and in keeping the community safer. People from across the public, private and voluntary sector will be recognised for the difference they make to help the lives of others.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting nominations to the categories of Community Volunteer of the Year and Safer Superhero:

  • Community Volunteer of the Year – a member of the public who volunteers in their local community to help to keep people safer. This can be a formal volunteer role with another organisation, or a person who volunteers on their own to help others e.g. helps an elderly neighbour each week with their garden or to keep the house up together making it safer inside and out
  • Safer Superhero – a young person who has shown bravery, courage or kindness to keep someone safer. This can be a young person up to the age of 16 years old, who has helped someone else to be safer. For example, it could be that they care for another family member, have helped someone who has been affected by crime or have shown an act of kindness.


The Commissioner will present his Safer Awards at a special celebratory event on Wednesday 5 December 2018 at the Winchester Guildhall.

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, commented on the awards: “This is the second year of my Safer Awards but I have this year introduced the new categories of Community Volunteer of the Year and Safer Superhero.

“I know that important work is undertaken by a range of people who give their time to help and support others in the local community.

“I would like to recognise this with my Safer Awards and to say thank you to them for all that they do to help the lives of others and help keep people safer.”

If you know someone who you think deserves recognition for the help they provide to others to keep them safer, you can nominate by completing the form here, or contact opcc.comms@hampshire.pnn.police.uk to request a nomination form.

Nominations will close at 12 noon on Monday 5 November 2018. Shortlisted nominees will be informed by Monday 12 November and invited to the awards evening.

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