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 2019.
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 Thursday 5 December 2019 at Police Training Headquarters in Netley.
Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner said: “Volunteers really matter, they help us to connect with the community, and the value that they add to the work of the Constabulary and partners is enormous. Without them we would not be able to deliver all that we do to reduce offending, protect the vulnerable and support victims.
“The aim of the Safer Awards is to recognise and thank volunteers for the time, motivation and energy they give and the contribution this makes to building safer, stronger, and more resilient communities.”
If you know someone who you think deserves recognition for the help they provide to others to keep them safer, you can nominate by downloading and completing the form.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations will close at 12 noon on Monday 11 November 2019.