2019 Awards


The World Class Policing Awards sponsored by Accenture attracted nominations from force representatives, police partners, other agencies, the third sector, commercial organisations and academic institutions.

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 finalists, the inaugural World Class Policing Awards was a very special Ceremony celebrating the best in policing practice.

We are delighted to share this year’s winners below.

Overall Winner

Operation Encompass
Devon & Cornwall Police in partnership with Operation Encompass charity


Mobility Programme
New Zealand Police

Operation Moonshot – Disrupting Criminals and Protecting Communities
Norfolk Constabulary

Operation Polarity
Bedfordshire Police – Eastern Region Special Operations Unit

Salisbury/Amesbury Poisonings 2018
Wiltshire Local Resilience Forum Strategic Coordinating Group

Tactical First Aid Project
Queensland Police Service

Highly Commended

Community Peer Mentors
Durham Police Crime and Victims' Commissioner

Exeter City's partnership response to a terrorist attack on its Synagogue
Devon & Cornwall Police

First Drinks: First Impressions – Harm Reduction Through Police Engagement
Queensland Police Service in partnership with Griffith University

Local Policing Review 2018 – Public Consultation
Police Service of Northern Ireland in partnership with Northern Ireland Policing Board

Operation Limelight and the ‘US/UK FGM Law Enforcement Proclamation
Metropolitan Police Service in partnership with UK Border Force, Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI

Operation Stalker
Anti-Narcotics Dubai Police HQ



To view a full list of this year's finalists with lead force and partner organisation, please click here.

Nominated Activity
All Wales Recruitment Process Operation Dowl – The disruption of the ISIS inspired plot to kill the UK Prime Minister
Checkpoint – Improving life chances and reducing re-offending and harm to our communities Operation Encompass
Community Peer Mentors / Durham Police Crime and Victims Commissioner Office Operation ITALICI – World's Largest Steroid Distribution Investigation
Develop You Operation Key
Digital Device Detection Work Operation Limelight & US/UK Proclamation of Interagency Support for FGM Investigations
Durham Constabulary's Herbert Protocol Operation Moon-shot – Disrupting Criminals and Protecting Communities
Dyfed-Powys Police Serious & Organised Crime Team (SOCT) Operation Saracen
East Lancashire Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Team – Outstanding and Innovative Investigation Operation Stalker
Fast Track Detective Entry Scheme for Suffolk Constabulary Outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of analytical work
First Drinks: First Impressions. Harm Reduction Through Police Engagement Police & Community action to fight drug dealers "the Micro trafficking Zero Plan (MT0)"
Gloucestershire Constabulary and Treasure Seekers – Be who you are and live your dream Police Crime Prevention Initiatives
Health and Wellbeing – The Feel Well Live Well Programme Police Scotland – Domestic Abuse Prioritisation, Commitment and Change Programme
INK Mobile Biometrics team Queensland Police Tactical First Aid Project
Innovation in Procurement to provide efficiency and better outcomes in police custody RASSO Gatekeeper Project
Integrated Offender Management Bridge Model Single Online Home – Digital Public Contact Programme, Digital Policing Portfolio
Joint Operations Unit from Royal Weddings to D-Day 75 Strategic Alliance, Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Drone Team
Local Policing Review – Public Consultation Telematics for Fleet Utilisation
MoRiLE Programme – Team Award Terrorist incident at Exeter Synagogue – a world class policing, partnership, and community response
National Missing Persons Week 2018 The Blue Print for Evidence Based Policing in New Zealand
New Zealand Police Mobility Programme 'more street than station' The Croft Unit – a high demand location for vulnerable service users in supported living
Nomination for Mr Thomas Farrell The EBIT
Norfolk Multi-Agency Child Exploitation Program Board The Integrated Anti-Stalking Unit
North Yorkshire Police Rural Task Force The power and impact of Idea Drop at Kent Police
Operation Lattice The Stalking Threat Assessment Centre
Operation Polarity Trauma Informed Supervision Pilot Central North Gangs Unit
Operation Validate Virtual Training
Operation Cobb – Policing the badger cull Wiltshire LRF Strategic Coordinating Group – Salisbury/Amesbury Poisonings 2018