21 July 2017
What do the Police Bravery Awards, POLICE magazine and campaigns Protect The Protectors and Believe in Blue have in common? They’ve all been shortlisted for this year’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards!
The four areas of work, led by the Federation’s headquarters, were entered in the leading regional public relations awards in June, with shortlisting announced today. The 21st Police Bravery Awards, which took place last year, are in the running for Best Event and is up for Best Publication. Both Believe in Blue, our campaign to highlight and celebrate why British policing is the best in the world, and Protect The Protectors, which is calling for better protection for officers who are assaulted, are contenders in the Not-for-Profit Campaign category.
Police Federation Chair, Steve White, said: “This is fantastic recognition of the hard work that goes into these areas of work by the Communications team as well as other members of staff and board members at headquarters. We exist to inform and support members as well as influence stakeholders and these four nominations go some way to show our successes in doing so.”
Our annual Police Bravery Awards honours some of the finest officers in England and Wales who have performed incredible acts of bravery with a reception at Number 10 Downing Street and awards ceremony in the evening.
POLICE magazine, our bi-monthly flagship publication, has been going for almost 50 years and covers the issues that matter most to our members, highlighting concerns and bringing issues to the fore.
Our Protect The Protectors campaign, launched in January this year, is going from strength to strength gaining widespread support from other staff associations and MPs in calling for tougher sentences for those who assault emergency service workers and better access to kit for police officers such as Taser and spit and bite guards.
And Believe in Blue continues to be a leading platform to highlight the reality of everyday police work and share positive stories helping to reinvigorate public support for police officers through its online community.
Mr White added: “To have four nominations for these prestigious awards is great news.”
The winners of the PRide Awards, selected by a team of leading industry experts, are announced on 17 November – wish us luck!