Rose Awards Launched to Recognise Police and Community Heroes

Members of the public now have their chance to nominate policing and community heroes for a new award being launched by Chief Constable Mike Veale and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.

The Rose Awards will honour police officers, staff and volunteers alongside local residents and community groups who have made a difference.
The public can nominate police employees in all twelve categories; however they can also nominate any deserving friends, colleagues or family members for the courage and public service awards.

Nominations are now open and the categories are:

• Courage
• Public service
• Leadership
• Working in Partnership
• Innovation and Problem Solving
• Endeavour
• Benevolence
• Stewart Swinson Shield for Sporting Endeavour
• Equality and Diversity
• Continuous Improvement
• Care and Compassion
• Self-Development

Chief Constable Mike Veale said: “People often tell me about the difference made by our officers and staff, their compassion and sensitivity in difficult circumstances and the tough work that they do to rid the streets of criminals.

“The Rose Awards now provides an opportunity for the public to shout from the rooftops about this outstanding work and nominate deserving people. Too many of our cops and staff are humble and modest in talking about their achievements, when in reality they save lives whilst risking their own. I would encourage the public to use the Rose Awards to express their gratitude for the work of my colleagues.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger added: “These awards will allow us to say thank you to those who keep us safe and I’m pleased that members of the public can be nominated for their own courage and public service.

“On a daily basis I hear about the amazing work going on across our area to keep communities safe and I would urge anyone who has received excellent service, or who has seen a difference that a team or individual has made to local communities to have a look at the categories and begin nominating.”

Nominations can be made by visiting www.cleveland.police.uk or by the links on social media.