Lord Ferrers Awards recognise outstanding contributions to volunteering in policing

The awards highlight the vital role volunteers play in policing through giving up their free time to make communities safer and enhancing the effectiveness of policing across England and Wales.

The awards were postponed last year due to COVID-19, therefore, this year’s ceremony will celebrate volunteers from both 2020 and 2021.

This year, we are including a new award for Volunteering in Partnership, to recognise those volunteers who have worked in partnership with others for the benefit of their communities.

Therefore, this year, the awards will recognise achievement across 11 individual and team categories:

  • Ferrers Special Constabulary Individual Award – Open to individual Special Constables who have demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to policing in their local communities
  • Ferrers Special Constabulary Team Award – Open to teams of Special Constables who have demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to policing in their local communities
  • Police Support Volunteer Individual Award – Open to individual Police Support Volunteers who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities
  • Police Support Volunteer Team Award – Open to Police Support Volunteer teams who have worked together to make a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities
  • Volunteer Police Cadet Individual Award – Open to individual Volunteer Police Cadets who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to Youth Led Social Action in support of policing and/or their communities
  • Volunteer Police Cadet Team Award – Open to teams of Volunteer Police Cadets who have worked together to make a significant and sustained contribution to Youth Led Social Action in support of policing and/or their communities
  • Employer Supported Policing Award – Open to organisations that support their local police force through facilitating their employees to volunteer in policing – the award recognises the contribution of employers and includes those accredited under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme
  • Leadership Award (sponsored by ASCCO) – Open to individual Special Constables who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to leadership
  • Technical Innovation Award (Individual or Team) – Open to Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers, Volunteer Police Cadets or any other volunteer in policing – the award recognises the contribution volunteers can bring to using technology to support policing
  • Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) Volunteer (Individual or Team) – Open to OPCC volunteers who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to policing in their local communities
  • Volunteering in Partnership Award (Individual or Team) – open to Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers, Volunteer Police Cadets or any other volunteer involved in policing – this award recognises volunteers who have demonstrated a significant and positive contribution to working with others in partnership for the benefit of their communities

This year’s awards ceremony will take place at a central London location on Thursday 14 October.

The 2020 and 2021 awards launched on 1 June 2021.

The deadline for nominations is 12 July 2021.

To nominate a volunteer, please read the nomination guidance and complete the online survey.

If you have any queries or are unable to submit an online application, please email LordFerrersAward@homeoffice.gov.uk.

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