The World Class Policing® Awards, launched in 2019, celebrate and acknowledge the very best in all aspects of 21st century policing.

The Awards reflect that effective modern-day policing requires partnership and collaboration, whether in teams of officers and staff; collaboration between forces; multi-agency operations; wider public sector involvement; and collaboration also with the supplier community and beyond.

The Awards also recognise that successful outcomes and developments in policing come from a blend of innovative, committed and well-trained personnel, serving, engaging and protecting the public, delivering good practice, using technology and systems to police efficiently and effectively.

The World Class Policing Awards will:

Recognise examples of “world class” policing
Celebrate excellence in policing, both in the United Kingdom and around the world
Encourage modern, progressive, collaborative and effective policing
Showcase individual, team and organisational achievement and success
Promote the sharing and delivery of innovation and good practice

The World Class Policing Awards are led by a Steering Committee consisting of:

  • Stephen Kavanagh QPM DL, former Chief Constable of Essex Police
  • Paul Leeks, MD of Glasgows - the awards and events specialists who have delivered the Bravery Awards for the Police Federation of England and Wales for the past eight years
  • Allan Fairley, UK Public Safety MD for Accenture and Chair of techUK's Justice & Emergency Services Committee
  • Ian Barrett, CoPaCC Director and publishing professional in the police sector with experience developing and delivering the Police Review Gala Awards
  • Bernard Rix, Publisher of Policing Insight


Following increased concern over the Coronavirus, we understand resources and priorities within forces around the world will be focused on handling the current situation. As a result, we have decided to extend the submission deadline to Friday 24th July to allow for any missed time during this challenging period.

In the meantime, we will ensure our plans for this year's World Class Policing Awards are regularly reviewed and updated to take account of all further relevant developments. We continue to look forward to receiving your nominations, please check the website regularly for the most up to date information.

The World Class Policing Awards welcomes nominations from across the globe – from force representatives, police partners, other agencies, the third sector, commercial organisations or academic institutions.

The award judges are looking for world class examples of outstanding or complex investigations, effective operations or innovative projects or initiatives – anything which has produced exceptional policing outcomes.

To view information about qualifying criteria and the judging process, please click here

Submitting a nomination

To submit your nomination(s), simply follow the ‘nominate now’ button below where you will be asked to register your details as the nominator. Login credentials for the Nominator Portal and further instructions will be emailed to you.

Nominations will remain open until 5pm Friday 24th July 2020.

Should you have any questions or require assistance with registration, please contact the World Class Policing Awards team by email to wcpa@glasgows.co.uk or by phone on 01772 767 782.

Judging Panel

The World Class Policing Awards 2020 judging panel will be comprised of experienced and expert representatives from across policing in the UK and overseas.

The 2020 panel will be announced in due course.

2019 Awards

The World Class Policing Awards 2019 was a wonderful evening of celebration.

A total of 54 finalists attended the Awards Ceremony which was held in London and compered by broadcaster Jeremy Vine. Six winners were chosen, including an overall winner, alongside six 'highly commended'. Many congratulations to all 2019 finalists, the inaugural World Class Policing Awards was a very special Ceremony celebrating the best in policing practice.

Read more about the 2019 awards

Highlights of the 2019 awards

Media Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

The World Class Policing Awards has been honoured to have been supported by world class sponsors in its inaugural year in 2019 and this year we look to new and existing partners to make this unique recognition of World Class Policing a success again.

A unique opportunity

  • Event to be held at prestigious central London venue in November 2020
  • Widespread support from police and criminal justice stakeholders in the UK and around the world
  • High profile brand exposure before, during and after the event up to December 2020
  • Network with senior leaders and nominees from the UK and around the world
  • Opportunities to suit all budgets

For more details on sponsorship opportunities contact Bernard Rix at Bernard.Rix@worldclasspolicing.com or call 07711 043988.

Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to the awards, including the nomination and judging process or the awards evening itself, please contact Glasgows by email to wcpa@glasgows.co.uk or call +44 (0)1772 767782

To view information about the World Class Policing Awards Nomination and Judging Process,
please click here.