7 July 2016 PCC calls for nominations for ‘Special’ awards The PCC is encouraging Suffolk residents to nominate policing volunteers for this year’s Lord Ferrers Awards. These awards, hosted by the Home Office, highlight the vital role that volunteers play in support of policing. This includes those in the Special Constabulary, volunteers and cadets who give so much of their time to make communities in Suffolk safer. This is the first year that members of the public have been invited to submit nominations. Nominations are also being invited from officers, councillors, and community groups to recognise the tremendous contribution that individual volunteers make to policing in our county.If you know somebody who deserves further recognition for their dedication to volunteering in policing then do nominate them by visiting; www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/TO6DL For further information about the rewards please visit www.gov.uk/government/news/nominations-now-open-for-the-lord-ferrers-awards-2016 Nominations close on 17 July 2016. If you would like to confirm details for a nomination contact Karen Harris, Special Constabulary & Police Support Volunteer Manager in Suffolk Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01473 613570. Tim Passmore, Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner said, “The contribution that volunteers make to policing in Suffolk is absolutely remarkable. Volunteers play an important part in our policing family and we are indebted to them for their unstinting commitment and enthusiasm. “I personally think that every single one of them deserves a prize and I hope that that nominations will pour in. It would be great to see a Suffolk volunteer nominated for this prestigious national award.” Gareth Wilson, Chief Constable said, “These awards are a perfect way to celebrate the outstanding contribution that volunteers make to policing in our county. They volunteer with such energy, commitment and professionalism. Our volunteers are local people who give up their time to make Suffolk’s communities better and safer. They do tremendous work from which the whole county benefits and I warmly welcome this opportunity to award individuals for their outstanding public service.” PHOTO: A Special Constable engages with crowds at the Suffolk Show 2016.