North Yorkshire Police announce first Public Choice Awards

26 July 2015

For the first time, the public will be able to nominate an individual who has gone above and beyond their day to day duties and have demonstrated one of three core behaviours – courage, compassion or inspiration – whilst keeping their local community safe.

The public can nominate members of the policing family who have made a difference within their local community.

The three behaviours – which are central to North Yorkshire Police’s Code of Ethics – are:

Courage – Not just where a member of the police family has acted bravely, although of course they will  be considered, but also where a staff member has had the courage and conviction to appropriately challenge a decision or used their influence wisely. Also where a member of the police family has displayed courage and tried a new way of doing things, accepted accountability or stepped outside their comfort zone.


Compassion – They have demonstrated care for victims and recognised the needs of others. It may be an instance where they may of helped an individual or community to build supportive networks which have to brought about a sense of well-being.


Inspiration – They have inspired our communities and have helped to build North Yorkshire Police’s reputation as a responsive service that goes that extra mile. By behaving as a role model, demonstrating integrity and helping to create an environment of learning, success and innovation.

Members of the public can nominate :

Nominations can be made via the North Yorkshire Police website –

Nominations can be made online or if preferred, printed and posted to – Public Choice Award, Staff Office, North Yorkshire Police, Newby Wiske, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9HA.

The closing date for nominations is 15 August 2015.

Once all the nominations have been received, North Yorkshire Police Honours Committee will assess all the nominations and then shortlist seven finalists.

We will then present each of the seven finalists to the public and invite the public to have the final say and vote for the overall winner. The winner will be announced at a Gala dinner being held on the 23rd October.

ACC Ken McIntosh said:

This is a great opportunity for members of the public to have their say and give the recognition to those members of the Police Family who work extremely hard and go that extra mile to deliver safer communities.

I’m sure that the people of North Yorkshire would agree with me that it is important that these acts and skills are properly identified and recognised.

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