Nominations for the prestigious awards were opened to approximately 13,500 officers and staff in August 2010. Many nominations were received and short-listed by a judging panel, before the finalists and winners were selected by the Chief Constable.
Richard Perkins, Sales & Marketing Director, STL Technologies said: “STL Technologies has supported GMP since 1999 and we are delighted to sponsor the Outstanding Communications Award. We believe that the values of excellent communication and professionalism are essential for success and congratulate everyone who entered, particularly each of the finalists for their outstanding endeavours.”
The three finalists for the 2010 Award for Outstanding Communication are:
• A Divisional Communication Officer who highlighted the good work achieved by colleagues and illustrated how every action by an officer has a dramatic impact on victims.
• Staff from the Operational Communications Branch, the Corporate Communications Branch and Offices from Oldham, South Manchester and Stockport Divisions who used Twitter as a cost-effective means of showing people the wide range of issues GMP deal with and highlight how much time is spend by officers on non-crime matters.
• A Child Protection Officer who used superb communications skills with more than 20 victims to build a case and then secure the conviction of a bogus ‘forensic scientist’ on charges of sexual assault.
Peter Fahy, Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police added: “Our Excellence Awards celebrate excellence, reward innovation and recognise individual contributions to public service. Our dedicated and talented staff within the organisation work extremely hard every day to make Greater Manchester a safer place to live and work. While our strong partnerships, with companies such as STL Technologies, allow staff to think in more innovative ways in which they can better serve the public.”
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About STL Technologies
Established 45 years ago, STL Technologies is a leading criminal justice software provider, delivering valued ICT business solutions to the public and private sectors. The Suffolk-based company has designed, developed and implemented applications for the Ministry of Justice and some of the UK’s largest police forces. For more details please visit www.stl-technologies.co.uk