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Well done! Sarah, Dawn and Cat are excellent ambassadors for Essex Police and we are proud of you! #UnstoppableEssex #MakeADifferenceTwo staff members and one of our police officers were recognised for their talent in national awards
They were shortlisted for national awards with The British Association of Women in Policing (BAWP).
On Monday 14, October, Sarah Wright, Superintendent Cat Barrie and Dawn Woollcott attended the annual awards ceremony.
Sarah Wright from the Specials Command was shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Police Staff Member of the Year’. She was nominated by Superintendent Simon Anslow for demonstrating leadership and innovation in her work as the Specials Constabulary Development Manager which has seen a significant difference to the volunteering experience.
Dawn Woollcott from the Local Policing Support Unit was also shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Police Staff Member of the Year’. She was nominated by retired Chief Inspector Ronnie Egan for demonstrating compassion, resilience and professionalism and continues to do so as a Fair Play Grievance Adviser and in her work to promote inclusion and engagement in the community.
Superintendent Cat Barrie from the Specials Command was shortlisted as a finalist for the Special Recognition category. She was also nominated by retired Chief Inspector Ronnie Egan for leadership, commitment and collaboration with other emergency services in her work as former Chair of our Women’s Leadership and Development Forum across the last 6 years. She continues to be a proud ambassador for women in policing and in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Sarah, Dawn and Cat were up against some difficult competition to get to this stage as there were 278 staff members nominated throughout England and Wales which demonstrates their commitment and passion to policing.
Unfortunately they never won but continue to be proud ambassadors for women in policing.