Country set to honour detectives’ contribution to policing

10 October 2018

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DC Emma Kunne, Trainee Detective winner 2017

The Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF) Awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday 11 October in Manchester, where guests will celebrate all that is good in investigative policing.

The awards categories are: Smarter Detective, New Trainee Detective, Detective Investigation of the Year and Services to Detectives, as well as the new regional Recognition Award for those who make outstanding contributions to detective policing, often behind the scenes.

Some of this year’s entries include: a team of detectives from Merseyside who investigated a group of rogue traders who targeted elderly victims, a DC from Wiltshire who oversaw the conviction of a man with more than 600 police reports against him and a team of Metropolitan detectives who nailed a vicious acid attacker after a nationwide manhunt.

Speaking ahead of this year’s awards, PFNDF Chair Martin Plummer said: “The standard this year has been incredibly high and shows what we know to be true – that we have the best police service in the world. Our officers investigate some of the worst crimes, deal with the worst offenders and bring them to justice through professionalism, integrity and attention to detail.

"Nobody does this type of work looking for kudos, but it’s appropriate that we give them the recognition they deserve.

“We look forward to welcoming all our guests and wish all those nominated the very best of luck.”

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