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Scottish Women’s Development Forum Awards 2017

The Scottish Women’s Development Forum (SWDF) will recognise outstanding contributions and achievements of staff within Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority with Awards, taking place on Thursday 21st September at Tulliallan with presentations by Chief Constable Phil Gormley.

The award categories are

SWDF Police Officer of the Year

SWDF Police Staff Member of the Year

SWDF Special Constable of the Year

SWDF Leadership Award

SWDF Community Service Award

SWDF Award for Excellence in Performance

SWDF Team of the Year

SWDF Special Recognition Awards

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The Scottish Women’s Development Forum (SWDF) Annual Conference

”2026 – Shaping the future of Policing and you” will take place on 23rd November, 2016 at Tulliallan. We offer a packed and varied Agenda, giving you the opportunity to hear from key speakers including the Chief Constable and ACC Malcolm Graham and to take part in interactive workshops where your views will help shape Policing 2026. The SWDF Conference is open to all police officers, police staff, special constables and SPA staff. If you wish to be added to our waiting list or you have booked a space and unfortunately are unable to make it then please email us at scottishwomensdf@outlook.com  We look forward to seeing you there.


Success Celebrated at Scottish Women’s Development Forum Awards 2016

The Scottish Women’s Development Forum hosted their annual awards at Police Scotland College, Tulliallan on 28 September 2016. The event was a great success with around 100 people coming together to celebrate a wide range of achievements.

The occasion was opened by DCC Rose Fitzpatrick who commended everyone for their contributions across the organisation. As an inspirational role model herself, DCC Fitzpatrick was presented with a SWDF Special Recognition Award for her work in the furtherance of diversity. DCC Fitzpatrick has championed women – both within and outwith policing – throughout her career, and as well as supporting and mentoring colleagues she currently chairs an initiative which highlights positive career destinations to young women.

Chief Constable Phil Gormley presented the remaining awards, including SWDF Police Officer of the Year to Constable Nicola Payne of E Division and SWDF Police Staff Member of the Year to Geraldine McKinlay of Corporate Services. He said the contribution of each person was outstanding, adding whether they received an award or a Highly Commended Certificate, they should all be very proud.

Clare Hussain of the SWDF Committee received a Special Recognition Award for the work she led to drive improvements in the way new and expectant parents are supported within Police Scotland.

Closing the ceremony, SWDF chair, T/Supt Suzie Mertes said: “As ever, we were delighted to receive nominations from all over the country and from all areas of the service. Our judges were really impressed with the standard of nominations and talked about how hard it was to select the eventual winners. We thank everyone who has taken part and in particular those people who took time to highlight the good work done by nominating a colleague for an award.”

 

Full list of SWDF Awards Winners 2016:

SWDF Special Constable of the Year – SPC Nyssa Conway, J Division

SWDF Leadership Award – CI Delyth Cunnah, OSD

SWDF Community Service Award – PC Stephanie Rose, SCD

SWDF Award for Excellence in Performance – DCI McLuckie, C Division

SWDF Team of the Year – PC Fiona Wilson and PC Susan Rooney, Q Division

SWDF Police Officer of the Year – PC Nicola Payne, E Division

SWDF Police Staff Member of the Year – Geraldine McKinlay, Corp Services

SWDF Special Recognition Awards – DCC Rose Fitzpatrick, QPM and Clare Hussain

 


Scottish Women’s Development Forum Awards 2016

The Scottish Women’s Development Forum (SWDF) will recognise outstanding contributions and achievements of staff within Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority with Awards. Our Awards ceremony will take place on the Wednesday 28th September 2016 at Police Scotland College Tulliallan, with presentations by Chief Constable Phil Gormley.

All nominations will be judged independently of the SWDF by staff and/or officers who have knowledge of Scottish policing, including members of the Police Scotland Executive and the Scottish Police Authority Board.

Most SWDF awards are aimed at female officers, police staff and special constables; however there is a Special Recognition Award for outstanding service to women in policing. This award is open to anyone who has made a significant contribution and commitment to the advancement of women in policing, including those not directly employed within the police service.