The communications team at Northern Constabulary have been awarded the runners-up prize at an inaugural competition to recognise the best of police communications.
At the inaugural Association of Police Communicators Professionals Awards, the Nothern Constabulary finished behind Nottinghamshire Police in the Outstanding In-house Team category.
Says Northern Constabulary: “The Northern Constabulary team were recognised and commended for their work in enhancing public reassurance and helping to increase public satisfaction in the Highlands and Islands against a backdrop of financially challenging times.”
The prizewinners were as follows:
Winner – Dorset Police for 'Sexual Offences'
Joint Runners Up – Greater Manchester Police for 'Drunken Disorderly Inn Campaign'
Joint Runners Up – South Wales Police for 'A Night in the Cells'
Highly Commended – Thames Valley Police for 'Partnership Fireworks and Halloween Campaign'
Best Handling of News Story
Winner – Wiltshire Police for 'Operation Mayan: Sian O’Callaghan/Becky Godden-Edwards inquiry'
Runner Up – Devon & Cornwall Police for 'Operation Hopton'
Joint Highly Commended – The Metropolitan Police Service for the Royal Wedding
Joint Highly Commended – Nottinghamshire Police for 'Undercover'
Outstanding Police Communicator
Winner – Jill Walden of Derbyshire Constabulary
Runner Up – Donna Jordan of Nottinghamshire Police
Highly Commended – Tom Stirling of North Yorkshire Police
Outstanding Police Communicator – Newcomer
Highly Commended – Nikki Spooner of Leicestershire Constabulary
Outstanding In-House Team
Winner – The Corporate Communication Department at Nottinghamshire Police
Runner Up – Corporate Communications Team at Northern Constabulary
Highly Commended – Safe and Confident Communities Project Team at Thames Valley Police
Best use of Social / Digital Media
Winner – Greater Manchester Police for Twitter Day
Runner Up – Staffordshire Police for 'Operation Define'
Joint Highly Commended – Leicester Constabulary
Joint Highly Commended – North Yorkshire Police for NYP Mobile
Outstanding Personal Contribution to Police Service Communications
Tony Diggins of Lincolnshire Police