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Nominations open for BTP Federation Awards of Excellence

29 Jan, 2024

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Police Federation
Jan 29, 2024

Nominations open for BTP Federation Awards of Excellence


Some of last year's Awards of Excellence winners


The BTP Federation Awards of Excellence are back and this year we're looking for nominations across five categories.

Everyone who is honoured at our annual awards ceremony has been nominated by your, our members, and this year is no different. So much of your great work goes unnoticed by the public and this is our chance to shine a light on the stories you feel should be told.

Many of our nominees say, 'I was just doing my job' but it's easy to lose sight of what an extraordinary job it is, and the difference your quick-thinking, dedication, and tireless work makes to rail users.

The five categories are explained below, and you can download the nomination form at the bottom of this page. Completed forms should be returned to info@btpfed.co.uk by 1 March 2024.

1. Team of the year

This award celebrates the outstanding achievements of a team that has demonstrated exceptional dedication and professionalism in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the travelling public.

Some of the things we are looking for:
  • Evidence of collaboration and teamwork
  • Innovation in addressing crime, community engagement or public safety
  • High levels of professionalism and integrity
  • Performance we can all be proud of

2. Cop of the year

This award recognises the contributions of a police officer who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, courage, and integrity in the line of duty.

Some of the things we are looking for:
  • An officer who has a proactive and positive approach to community engagement
  • Someone who motivates, inspires, and leads others
  • Evidence of problem-solving or taking an innovative approach to a challenge
  • An officer who has shown extraordinary courage or selflessness

3. Special of the year

This award acknowledges the vital role volunteer police officers play and recognises the resilience and commitment of a Special Constable who has made an outstanding difference to rail users.

Some of the things we are looking for:
  • Strong commitment to and excellence in volunteering
  • Evidence of a positive impact on the community
  • An example of extraordinary courage or selflessness
  • Someone who is a role model to their colleagues

4. Detective investigation of the year

This award recognises an individual or team who has demonstrated extraordinary investigative skills leading to a crime/crime series being solved.

We are looking for some of the following:
  • Outstanding commitment to investigative work
  • Resilience and determination to bring offender/s to justice
  • Willingness to take an innovative approach or go the extra mile
  • A compassionate approach to victims and witnesses

5. Chair's award

This is a special award that recognises a special individual or team. It could be a colleague who volunteers in their community, a team that has raised significant sums for charity, an individual who has tirelessly supported their colleagues, or someone who has been an inspiration during their policing career.

We are looking for:
  • A heartwarming story of someone who quietly gets on with making a difference but who deserves recognition

If any of your colleagues come to mind as you read these categories, download the nomination form, and tell us a bit about them. There are no limits to the number of nominations you can make, but we do need to receive them by 1 March.