Brake Family Liaison Officer Awards

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Brake's new 'Family Liaison Officer Awards', recognised the outstanding achievements and support provided by Police Family Liaison Officers.

The awards highlighted best practice in supporting families following a road death or serious injury, showcasing outstanding achievement in working alongside victims of road crashes.

Following a judging process, the 2018 awards ceremony took place during Brake's Annual Reception, held at the Houses of Parliament on 6 June 2018.

Photos from the awards evening are now available to view here.

The two awards available for nominations in 2018 were:

  • 'Outstanding Officer Achievement' award

This award was open for peer entries from Police staff, to recognise significant, ongoing contribution to victims’ families from an FLO.

  • Family Award

This prize was open for families who were supported by a Police Family Liaison Officer. 

Congratulations to all of our winners and highly commends in the inaugural Brake Family Liaison Officer Awards, 2018:

Outstanding Officer Achievement Award nominations:

• FIO Samantha Allen, Thames Valley Police
• PC Jonathan Ardron, Lancashire Constabulary
• PC Christopher Bradley, Norfolk Constabulary
• PC Peter James Brandon, Lancashire Constabulary
• PC Vanessa Busby, Cumbria Police
• PC John Clarke, Suffolk Constabulary
• PC Tom Davies, Cumbria Police
• DS Jeff Edwards, Metropolitan Police
• PC Jamie Lang, Dyfed Powys
• PC Matthew Nyhan, South Wales Police
• PC Nerys Reeve, South Wales Police
• PC Joanne Roberts, North Wales Police
• PC Nicola Sarjeant, Hampshire Police
• DC Jenny Stanley, West Yorkshire Police
• PO Kelle Westwood, West Mercia Police
• PS Andy Whittaker, South Yorkshire Police
• PC Michael Woodhouse, Cleveland Police

Shortlisted:

• PC Christopher Bradley, Norfolk Constabulary
• PC Tom Davies, Cumbria Police
• PC Matthew Nyhan, South Wales Police
• PC Nerys Reeve, South Wales Police
• PC Nicola Sarjeant, Hampshire Police
• DC Jenny Stanley, West Yorkshire Police

Highly commended:

• PC Michael Woodhouse, Cleveland Police
• PC Vanessa Busby, Cumbria Police

Winner:

• PC Jonathan Ardron, Lancashire Constabulary

Family Award nominations:

• PC Allie Cotton, Suffolk Constabulary
• DC Nicola Croucher, Metropolitan Police
• PC Rick Hooley, Cheshire Police
• PC Deanna Hyde, Derbyshire Police
• PC George Laflin, Suffolk Constabulary
• PC Pete Linsley, Northumbria Police
• PC Simon Myall, Suffolk Constabulary
• PC Ian Stuart, Hampshire Police

Shortlisted:

• PC Allie Cotton, Suffolk Constabulary
• DC Nicola Croucher, Metropolitan Police
• PC Simon Myall, Suffolk Constabulary

Highly commended:

• PC Deanna Hyde, Derbyshire Police
• PC Pete Linsley, Northumbria Police

Winner:

• PC Rick Hooley, Cheshire Police


Additional details about the 2018 FLO Awards and winning nominees can be found in Brake's media centre. If you would like any further information about the Awards, please email floaward@brake.org.uk

These awards would not have been possible without the kind support of headline sponsors Slater and Gordon Lawyers.

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