Exceptional people who have gone above and beyond to keep their community safe will be honoured at the second annual awards ceremony of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex. The Outstanding Contribution to Community Safety award aims to recognise individuals, volunteers and groups across the county who have delivered a project or scheme to improve the safety of those around them.
PCC Roger Hirst said: “Each and everyday people across Essex go out of their way to make a positive contribution to their communities. Whether that is through supporting vulnerable people, helping to prevent crime or making our communities safe there are a lot of people going above and beyond to keep their communities safe. I want these awards to recognise those people, to help celebrate the contribution they make and support them in making a difference.”
The winner of this year’s award will be announced at the PCC’s annual conference at the Chelmsford City racecourse on March 14th 2017. As well as one overall winner two further nominees will be highly commended.
Winners will receive a financial donation to their project, organisation or work, to further support the continuation of the important contribution they are making. The winning area of work or project will receive £500, with those highly commended receiving £250 each. This money must be reinvested back into the work which is being recognised. If this is not possible winners will be asked to name a charity of their choice related to the winning area of work where the money will be invested on their behalf.