Awards

Pacific Islands Scholarship – 2017

The Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP) is constantly seeking opportunities for women in law enforcement and is offering a scholarship to a current female employee of a Pacific Islands Policing Department, to further their professional development through attendance and participation in the 2017 International Women & Law Enforcement Conference being held in Cairns, Australia from 17-21 September 2017. This scholarship is open to all female Pacific Island Police employees.

The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) and ACWAP supported by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) will host the 2017 International Women & Law Enforcement Conference from 17 to 21 September 2017.  For the first time, this global event will be held in Cairns, Queensland and the conference’s chosen theme “Global Networks: Local Law Enforcement” was selected to highlight the importance of partnerships and celebrate the cooperation between law enforcement agencies and the community around the globe.

ACWAP would like to offer a scholarship to a current serving employee of a Pacific Islands Police Department and is now calling for expressions of interest. Applicants should have proficiency in the English language to enable full benefits of this development opportunity.  Applicants are not required to be a member of ACWAP to be eligible to apply. Information on the conference can be located at the following website: www.2017iwlec.com.au

Benefits of the scholarship opportunity:

  1. Provide the recipient with exposure to police and professionals from across the world, coming together to focus on opportunities and challenges in delivering safe, supportive, respective and inclusive workplaces and work practices.
  1. Provide educational opportunities to enable continual improvement to policing services delivered to women in the community.
  2. Highlight the importance of partnerships and celebrate the cooperation between law enforcement agencies and the community around the globe.
  3. Acknowledgement of the work being achieved by female employees within Pacific Islands Policing Departments.

ACWAP will fund the scholarship which will incorporate costs associated with full conference registration, return economy airfares and transfers, accommodation during conference dates and an allowance of $AUS300 to pay for any additional meals and incidentals. Several meals will be supplied as part of the conference registration.

HOW TO APPLY

The application form is attached.

Applications for the Scholarship must be received by COB Monday 5 June 2017. Please submit applications as early as possible; late nominations will not be accepted. Please note that there are number of supporting documents required in addition to the application form.

Applications should be emailed to the Awards Secretariat at: ACWAP2017PolicingAwards@police.qld.gov.au

SELECTION PROCESS

A selection panel will select the scholarship recipient and will comprise of the ACWAP Secretary, members of the law enforcement and policing communities, and an independent community representative.

The recipient will be notified in July 2017. The scholarship recipient will be formally introduced at the Awards Presentation Dinner on Monday 18 September 2017 at the Cairns Conference.

AGENCY COMMUNICATION

Upon submitting an application for this Expression of Interest, it is requested that applicants provide evidence of support for their EOI by their relevant Commanding Officer.

If selected as the scholarship recipient, the Awards Secretariat will notify the recipients Commanding Officer first, with a view to the recipient being advised of their successful application through their Agency, enabling Agency recognition and encouragement of further Agency support.

ARRANGEMENTS TO ATTEND CONFERENCE

An ACWAP committee member will be allocated to assist the scholarship recipient in making her arrangements to attend the conference and will act as liaison in the initial stages between the recipient and the Treasurer of ACWAP regarding payment of expenses. Costs associated with the hotel rooms and airfare must be approved and agreed upon by ACWAP prior to booking.

It is very important to recognize the efforts of the scholarship recipient; therefore, details of the award and recipient (with her approval) will be circulated to the media and other publications, as relevant.

The recipient of the scholarship will be required to give an undertaking that they will attend and participate in all aspects of the conference. The recipient will also be requested to provide a written article for publishing in the Australasian Journal for Women and Policing on their experiences of their participation in this conference.

2017 Excellence in Policing Awards Criteria

The Australasian Council of Women and Policing Inc. (ACWAP) is calling for nominations for its 19th Annual Excellence in Policing Awards.

The Purpose of the Excellence in Policing Awards

The Awards for Excellence in Policing are an opportunity to publicly acknowledge and reward the achievements of women and men who are contributing to improving policing and law enforcement and ensuring policing services are enhanced for women in our communities. The Awards acknowledge the work being undertaken in Australasia to ensure that women’s concerns and needs are taken into account by policing and law enforcement.

Award Categories

Categories for the 2017 Excellence in Policing Award are:

  • Audrey Fagan Memorial Award
  • Bev Lawson Memorial Award
  • Courage and Integrity Award
  • Most Outstanding Female Leader
  • Most Outstanding Female Investigator
  • Most Outstanding Female Administrator
  • Most Outstanding Female Practitioner
  • Most Outstanding Female Intelligence Practitioner
  • Excellence in Law Enforcement in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Excellence in Law Enforcement for Women Initiative
  • Excellence in Research on Improving Law Enforcement for Women
  • Champion of Change Award

How to nominate

Nominations for the Awards must be received by COB Monday 5 June 2017. Please submit nominations as early as possible; late nominations will not be accepted. Please include an electronic photograph of the nominee that can be used during the Awards ceremony.

Nominations should be emailed to the Awards Secretariat at: ACWAP2017PolicingAwards@police.qld.gov.au

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate someone who is making a real difference to policing for women in law enforcement and/or our communities.

Please make sure that you address the criteria for the relevant award and provide examples. Informative and succinct supporting documentation is encouraged, for example a supporting statement from a nominated officer’s supervisor, women’s network, union or other supporting organisation would be useful in assisting the selection panel.

Selection Process

A selection panel will shortlist category finalists and select the award recipients. All finalists will be notified in July 2017. The award recipients will be announced at the Awards Presentation Dinner.

The selection panel comprises the Council’s Vice President, members of the law enforcement and policing communities, and community representatives. The selection panel selects the recipient of the Audrey Fagan Memorial Award from all the nominations received.

Awards Presentation Dinner

The Awards will be presented at a dinner at the Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns on Monday 18 September 2017 as part of the 2017 International Women & Law Enforcement Conference.

Audrey Fagan Memorial Award

Please note: direct nominations for this award are not accepted

At the time of her death Assistant Commissioner Audrey Fagan APM was the ACT’s Chief Police Officer. She had always been a great supporter of the Australasian Council of Women and Policing. The Audrey Fagan Memorial Award recognises outstanding women who have shown exceptional qualities as a mentor, role model and leader in law enforcement.

The criteria the Awards Committee considers are:

  • have displayed exceptional qualities as a mentor; and
  • being viewed as a role model to the law enforcement community; and
  • have contributed to the recognition and enhancement of women in the workplace; and
  • have shown commitment and support to the profession.

The Audrey Fagan Memorial Award is considered on merit.

 

Bev Lawson Memorial Award

Current or former female employees of an Australian, New Zealand or Pacific policing, law enforcement or justice agency may be nominated for this Award.

The Bev Lawson Memorial Award is the Council’s most prestigious award and recognises the most outstanding woman who has been first in any law enforcement activity or support service. The Award is in honour of the ground-breaking achievements of Bev Lawson, who as Deputy Commissioner of the NSW Police was Australia’s most senior woman in policing until her untimely death in 1998.

The criteria for the Bev Lawson Memorial Award are to have:

  • been a first in a particular area, field or endeavour; and
  • made a significant contribution to that area, field or endeavour; and
  • paved the way for women who follow; and
  • encouraged and supported other women in law enforcement to develop their skills and abilities.

Download the Bev Lawson Memorial Award Nomination Form here.

 

Courage and Integrity Award

Current or former female employees of an Australian, New Zealand or Pacific policing, law enforcement or justice agency may be nominated for this Award.

The Courage and Integrity Award seeks to acknowledge the courage required to make the community and law enforcement better for everyone. It is an opportunity to recognise more than just physical bravery, but seeks to recognise the courage and integrity of the circumstances where someone has the time to think about the implications of their actions and the impact those actions will have on their career, their family and themselves.

It includes resolving conflict or situations that require challenging established beliefs or practices and/or protecting others who are negatively affected by unlawful, dangerous, discriminatory or unethical practices or events. It recognises the ability to act in the fortitude, where there is time to reflect on the consequences of actions, where there is time to analyse the risks and long-term damage, and where the outcome may bring about significant change and impact to the parties involved.

The criteria for the Courage and Integrity Award are to have:

  • resolved or intervened a situation or series of incidents to protect others; and
  • protected and cared for others involved using innovative and non-traditional responses; and/or
  • sought a resolution which had the potential to bring about significant change and positive impact.

Nominators should consider whether their nomination would also be eligible for a Bravery Award through, for example, the Australian or New Zealand Honours systems. For more information go to www.itsanhonour.gov.au  or www.dpmc.govt.nz/honours.

Download the Courage and Integrity Award Nomination Form here.

 

Most Outstanding Female Leader Award

Current or former female employees of an Australian, New Zealand or Pacific policing, law enforcement or justice agency may be nominated for this Award.

The criteria for the Most Outstanding Female Leader Award are to have:

  • shown dynamic and innovative leadership; and
  • mentored, supported and provided guidance to others in law enforcement, particularly women; and
  • contributed significantly to her profession or community; and
  • improved law enforcement for women.

Download the Most Outstanding Female Leader Award Nomination Form here.

 

Most Outstanding Female Investigator Award

Current or former female employees of an Australian, New Zealand or Pacific policing, law enforcement or justice agency may be nominated for this Award.

The criteria for the Most Outstanding Female Investigator Award are to have:

  • tangibly improved how criminal investigations respond to crimes against the community and/or how they interact with female offenders; and
  • outstanding on-the-job performance; and
  • mentored, supported and provided guidance to others within law enforcement, particularly women; and
  • enhanced the profile and professionalism of women in law enforcement.

Download the Most Outstanding Female Investigator Award Nomination Form here.

 

Most Outstanding Female Administrator Award

Current or former female employees of an Australian, New Zealand or Pacific policing, law enforcement or justice agency may be nominated for this Award.

The criteria for the Most Outstanding Female Administrator are to have:

  • provided effective and gender sensitive administrative, policy development, management, human resource management, or information and communications technology support to law enforcement; and
  • mentored, supported and provided guidance to others in law enforcement, particularly women; and
  • a demonstrated impact on improving the delivery of law enforcement services to women in the community.

Download the Most Outstanding Female Administrator Award Nomination Form here.

 

Most Outstanding Female Practitioner Award

Current or former female employees of an Australian, New Zealand or Pacific policing, law enforcement or justice agency may be nominated for this Award.

The criteria for the Most Outstanding Female Practitioner are to have:

  • shown a tangible commitment to improving the delivery of law enforcement services to women in the community; and
  • mentored, supported and provided guidance to others within law enforcement, particularly women; and
  • enhanced the profile of women in law enforcement; and
  • made a difference for other women.

Download the Most Outstanding Female Practitioner Award Nomination Form here.

 

Most Outstanding Female Intelligence Practitioner Award

Current or former female employees of an Australian, New Zealand or Pacific policing, law enforcement or justice agency may be nominated for this Award.

The criteria for the Most Outstanding Female Intelligence Practitioner are to have:

  • tangibly improved how intelligence practitioners contribute to harm prevention and deliver improved intelligence pathways; and
  • an outstanding on-the-job performance; and
  • mentored, supported and provided guidance to others within law enforcement, particularly women; and
  • enhanced the profile and professionalism of women intelligence practitioners in law enforcement.

Download the Most Outstanding Female Intelligence Practitioner Award Nomination Form here.

 

Excellence in Law Enforcement in the Asia Pacific Region Award

Anyone who has an interest in improving law enforcement for women in the Asia Pacific region may be nominated for the Excellence in Law Enforcement in the Asia Pacific Region Award.

This award will publicly acknowledge and reward the achievements of women and men who are contributing to making law enforcement better for women in the Asia Pacific region.  It will recognise the excellence that is being developed and currently exists in law enforcement.

The criteria for the Excellence in Law Enforcement in the Asia Pacific Region are to have:

  • developed or implemented an innovative and flexible solution that has significantly improved policing for women in the Asia Pacific region; and
  • mentored, supported and provided guidance to others within law enforcement, particularly women; and
  • significantly contributed to the improvement of law enforcement outcomes for women in the Asia Pacific region.

Download the Excellence In Law Enforcement in the Asia Pacific Region Award Nomination Form here.

 

Excellence in Law Enforcement for Women Initiative Award

This Award is open to an individual, unit or agency in Australia, New Zealand or Pacific who has improved policing for women.

This Award recognises the initiative working to improve law enforcement for women. It acknowledges the excellent initiatives that exist within the community and law enforcement to improve women’s lives and safety, and women’s capacity to contribute to the community. This Award aims to highlight the work being done by individuals and groups from organisations such as domestic violence crisis services, women’s services, community policing units, law enforcement agencies’ service delivery units, and activists who are working to bring together women and those charged with protecting human rights.

The criteria for the Excellence in Law Enforcement for Women Initiative are to have:

  • had a significant positive impact on how women are able to access the justice system through law enforcement; and/or
  • improved the outcomes for women who access the justice system; and/or
  • built relationships that further women’s justice and policing interest; and/or
  • enhanced networks between law enforcement and the community.

Download the Excellence in Law Enforcement for Women Initiative Award Nomination Form here.

 

Excellence in Research on Improving Law Enforcement for Women Award

This Award is open to anyone in Australia, New Zealand or Pacific nation who has an interest in improving law enforcement for women.

This Award seeks to recognise the importance of quality research that supports the advancement of law enforcement and how it can better respond to women.  The award recipient will have finalised a research paper that explores how law enforcement can be improved for women. The research may already have been published or produced for another purpose. It must however be available in a form that can be published by the Australasian Council for Women and Policing on its website and in its journal (this can be in different format from the original research paper).

Please ensure that a copy of the research (or a link) is attached to the nomination form when it is submitted.

The recipient for the Excellence in Research on Improving Law Enforcement for Women Award are to have:

  • To have conducted primary or secondary research that addresses an aspect of how law enforcement can be improved for women in Australasia; and
  • That the research is contemporary; and
  • The research is available to be published, either in its original form or one that can be adapted for Australasian Council of Women and Policing in The Journal for Women and Policing and/or acwap.com.au

Download the Excellence in Research on Improving Law Enforcement for Women Award Nomination Form here.

 

Champion of Change Award

The Champion of Change award recognises the significant role that men play in improving law enforcement for women in Australian, New Zealand or Pacific. This award acknowledges men’s individual and/or collective influence and commitment to improving law enforcement for women. It also acknowledges the importance of men’s role in increasing women’s representation in leadership within law enforcement and how law enforcement is delivered to women in the community. Areas of particular focus are how the Champion has achieved a real change in workplace culture and mindset and empowered both women and men within law enforcement to advance gender equality and improve policing for women.

The criteria for the Champion of Change are to have:

  • Had a significant impact in changing workplace culture and mindset to empower women and men to advance gender equality; and/or
  • Actively advanced law enforcement response to women within the community; and/or
  • Implemented or enforced employment policies and practices that have had a demonstrated impact on redressing gender discrimination in areas such as recruitment, promotion and mentoring in; and/or
  • Actively enhanced women’s leadership.

Download the Champion of Change Award Nomination Form here.