Detectives to be honoured at national awards ceremony

10 October 2016

Chair Martin Plummer presents the 2015 PFNDF Hopkin Award to Crimestoppers

PFNDF Chair Martin Plummer presents the 2015 Hopkin Award to Crimestoppers

Detectives from across the country will meet this week to share best practice and discuss the many challenges facing investigative policing. The Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF) will culminate with an awards ceremony which will recognise the achievements of some of the country’s finest detectives.

Seventy officers have been nominated for their contribution to detective investigation work, including:

A Cheshire Detective Constable who ensured that a rapist was jailed after his victim committed suicide

A team of detectives who helped stop a turf war in Northamptonshire

Essex detectives who brought two acid-attack criminals to justice


Out of the seventy nominations received, eight have been shortlisted to the final round. Winners will be announced on the evening. The shortlisted stories can be read below:

Delegates attending the two-day seminar will hear presentations on a number of issues and investigations, including:

• Social Media and its use in investigation and prosecution

• Cybercrime

• Operation Pipette – the death of a vulnerable adult at the hands of her own family

 Ahead of the event and forthcoming awards, Martin Plummer, chair of the PFNDF said:

“Policing and protecting the communities which we serve continues to pose daily danger for officers throughout England and Wales. PFNDF are proud to reward the intricate, dedicated and innovative investigations carried out by detectives throughout the country.

“The annual Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum awards showcase the very best of detective work, both individually and collectively.

“Nominations from constabularies around the entire country have again highlighted incredible tenacity, perseverance and dedication by detectives to overcome all obstacles, ensuring justice for the victims of crime for some of the worst offences imaginable.

“Detectives will gather at the PFNDF annual awards seminar to celebrate these achievements, and we will embrace the opportunity to thank detectives throughout the country for the work they do and the service they continue provide.”