HRH The Countess of Wessex to attend Police Bravery Awards

12 July 2017

HRH The Countess of Wessex

HRH The Countess of Wessex

More than seventy police officers will be recognised at this week’s Police Bravery Awards and we are honoured that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex will be amongst those present.

Officers from 40 police forces across England and Wales have been nominated for their outstanding bravery and their courage will be recognised at a fitting ceremony in London, hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales, sponsored by Police Mutual.  

Eight regional winners will be named on the night, with one of the eight being named overall winner for 2017.

Steve White, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales said:  “Every day officers selflessly put themselves in harm’s way to protect others and it is right that they are duly recognised for their bravery, courage and dedication to duty.  

“This year perhaps more than most, the public realise the threats we face every day, and the heroic efforts of our officers, most of which goes unnoticed and unreported.

“I am delighted that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is able to share in our celebrations.  It is fitting that a member of the Royal Family will be with us to congratulate this year’s nominees and support the wider police family in their unfailing duty to keep the Queen’s peace.”


Police officers throughout the country have an inherent strength of courage and selflessness.  The Police Bravery Awards has grown to become a significant date in the policing calendar, and gives us the opportunity to recognise those deserving of the highest praise.

HRH The Countess of Wessex will also be in the presence of senior figures in policing and government.