To recognise the important role that Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators play in making Essex one of the safest places to live and work, Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh of Essex Police and Nick Alston, Essex Police and Crime Commissioner, are supporting the Essex Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator of the Year Award for 2013.
Chief Constable Kavanagh said: “Policing in Essex is all about working with the people of the county to combat crime together. Neighbourhood Watch is a great representation of that ethos in action and I think it’s right that we recognise the fantastic work of the people involved.”
Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, added: “I’m a huge supporter of Neighbourhood Watch, which performs invaluable work in helping to keep our communities safe. This is your chance to thank your Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator for their hard work, so please get your vote in.”
With more than seven thousand volunteer co-ordinators, Neighbourhood Watch schemes provide support and reassurance to around one in three households in Essex; that’s nearly 250,000 homes.
Alan Johnson, Chair of the Essex County Neighbourhood Watch Association said: “Neighbourhood Watch provides a great opportunity for people to get involved in their communities, create a strong local spirit and crucially help keep their community safe.”
Each of the Neighbourhood Watch districts is inviting the public and others involved in community safety to nominate co-ordinators who have demonstrated excellent service in their community.
Each district will judge the nominations and submit one candidate for the prestigious Essex Co-ordinator of the Year Award. All the other candidates will receive a certificate of appreciation at a ceremony in March 2014.
To make a nomination, download and complete a nomination form from the link below, which also contains details of how to submit your completed document:
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