Detective awards: nominations open
Nominations are now open for this year's detectives' awards.
The awards are organised by the Police Federation National Detectives' Forum (PFNDF) and recognise the outstanding efforts of detectives across England and Wales.
Andrea Breeze, chair of Cleveland Police Federation, explained: "Detectives play a crucial role in policing our communities but all too often their efforts are not recognised. These awards go some way to highlight their contribution to the police service and showcase the work they carry out.
"I would encourage anyone who knows of an individual detective or a CID team doing exceptional work and deserving a little extra recognition to either nominate them for an award or let me know so that we, as a Federation, can put them forward."
The award categories include New Trainee Detective, Services to Detectives, Smarter Detective and Investigation of the Year.
Last year's Investigation of the Year Award went to a team of detectives from Thames Valley Police who tracked down members of an organised crime group which had profited by in the region of £1 billion from mass corruption, blackmail, conspiracy to defraud, fraudulent trading and money laundering. Their painstaking work brought an end to the criminal activity of the gang which had targeted small businesses across the UK, robbing victims of their livelihoods and homes.
The awards form part of a two-day PFNDF seminar for detective representatives held in October.
Nominations close on 25 May.
Please use the nomination form and ensure you read the PFNDF awards and protocol documents before nominating.