'Teenage Award Scheme’ allows members
of the public, as well as Dorset police staff and officers, to
nominate teenagers who they feel have done a good deed that the
teenager deserves recognition for.
These good deeds may
include helping others, doing something special for charity,
performing an act of bravery, or doing something that benefits the
Anyone between 13 and 19 years of age can be nominated for an
award, and the nomination process couldn’t be easier.
To nominate a teenager, simply email email@example.com
with the teenager’s name, contact details, age, address and details
of the good deed that they are being nominated for – along with the
nominator’s contact details.
Successful nominees will
be presented with a certificate from Dorset Police as a sign of the
Force’s recognition and appreciation of the teenager’s act.
One overall award winner
will be chosen from all of the year’s successful nominees, with
this winner receiving a special award from the Chief Constable at
the Force’s annual award ceremony.
PC Tony Dunkerley, from Poole Town and
Oakdale Safer Neighbourhood Team, came up with the idea of creating
the Teenage Award Scheme. He said: “It’s really important that we
acknowledge the good things teenagers do in our communities.
“So often we hear stories
about teenagers doing bad things through the national media, and
it’s easy for people to believe that all teenagers must be bad.
“The reality is very
different. Teenagers do so many good things and bring so many
positives to our communities. I hope this new award scheme will
help to bring praise and credit to youngsters that deserve it.”
Helen Brittain, Head of
Youth Development, is based at Dorset Police Force HQ in Winfrith. She said: “The Teenage
Award Scheme provides us with a great opportunity to recognise
teenagers who have done something special.
“I’d encourage the public
to nominate teenagers that they feel have done good deeds worthy of
receiving recognition so that we can make sure that they get the
praise they deserve.”