Chief Constable stresses the importance of award

Chief Constable 'Gary Roberts

Chief Constable 'Gary Roberts

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Chief Constable Gary Roberts has welcomed the relaunch of Isle of Man Newspapers’ Community Police Officer of the Year Award.

Nominations are now open for the award, which is a chance to highlight the work done by your favourite officer.

Mr Roberts said: ‘Policing is all about serving the community and there can be no more satisfying reward than to receive praise from members of the public.

‘This makes the Isle of Man Newspapers Community Police Officer of the Year Award such an important thing.

‘To have the efforts of individual officers recognised by the people they serve is hugely important to me and to my colleagues.’

Officers can be of any rank in the force and officers who have been nominated in previous years can be put forward again.

Every officer nominated will be given recognition of their efforts with a story in the Independent or its sister titles.

They might have gone beyond the call of duty to help you, worked closely with your local school or been a friendly face to turn to for a chat about local issues.

After the nominations deadline a judging panel at Isle of Man Newspapers will face the difficult task of choosing the winner.

The winner will receive the bronze trophy at the Chief Constable’s annual awards ceremony, taking place on April 8.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 14.

To make a nomination send the full name of your chosen officer, and your reasons for choosing him or her, to: Jackie Turley, Isle of Man Newspapers, Peel Road, Douglas, IM1 5PZ, or email

Please include your name, address and phone number so we can contact you for further details if necessary.

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