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Outstanding policing recognised in President’s Awards

Superintendents from across the country have been celebrated and recognised for their outstanding policing at this year’s Police Superintendents’ Association’s President’s Awards.
The winners have received their awards for work in policing excellence, championing diversity, leadership and for outstanding long service.
The awards, sponsored by Police Mutual, are presented at the association’s annual conference, which was held in Stratford-Upon-Avon last week.
Judged by the association’s national team, they recognise the achievements of superintendents and chief superintendents and the contribution they make to policing, to their colleagues and to the public.

This year’s winners are:

Lifetime Achievement – Detective Superintendent Pete Grayson, Lincolnshire Police

Pete is soon to retire from his role as Head of Intelligence, and has given decades of his life to public service within Lincolnshire Police. He has worked tirelessly to pursue justice for victims, and to provide support to colleagues.  
Pete was selected to design and deliver a dedicated rape team which delivered improved victim care and investigative standards, raising the force outcome rate by 20%. 
Pete has also given his own time to support others and chairs the Lincolnshire Police Charitable Fund, which provides care and support to officers in their hour need.
Leadership – Chief Superintendent Jared Parkin, Dorset Police

As chair of the South West region of the Police Superintendents’ Association, Jared has provided leadership and guidance to those across the forces within the region, and focussed on professional development of those entering the superintending ranks.
Under Jared’s leadership, his district was the first to launch an induction to the superintendent rank event for new and temporary superintendents, which more than 50 colleagues have now attended.
He is well known as a trusted confidante, and uses his own time to support peers in the most difficult of times, whether providing professional advice, or as a trusted listening ear. 
Excellence in Policing – Detective Superintendent Mark Baker, Merseyside Police

As the most experienced senior investigator in his force, with an exceptional track record, Mark Baker led the investigation into the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel, a 9-year-old girl who was shot dead in her own home in Liverpool in August 2022. 
Mark’s leadership throughout the investigation is described as ‘outstanding.’ Whilst successfully leading the case to the arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of the offender, Mark also sought to ensure his whole team felt valued for their efforts, recognising the involvement and contribution of every person assigned to investigating the horrific case. 
Valuing Difference Detective Superintendent Angie Chapman, Kent Police

Angie was recognised for her passion for celebrating difference and championing change for individuals with diverse abilities. She works with the National Police Disabled Association, charities and organisations to bring best practice to Kent Police, and is chair of ‘Enable’, Kent’s disability staff support association.
Under Angie’s leadership, Enable has gone from strength to strength. She provides advice on recruitment and retention, and created self-assessment tools for autism, dyslexia and ADHD. She has also shared best practice regionally and nationally, and leads for the force on delivering improved services with regards to the Victim’s Code and victim needs assessments, focusing on the lived experiences of those with difference. 

Chief Superintendent Paul Fotheringham, President of the Association, who presented the awards, said: “Reading the nominations for our annual awards is one of the most enjoyable parts of the role of President.  It is humbling to read about the fantastic work of our members – the most senior operational leaders in our service – who have dedicated decades of their lives to policing.
“We received a large number of nominations this year, so it was incredibly difficult to select our winners. Everyone nominated is rightfully worthy of recognition for going above and beyond their day job for the benefit of their forces, their colleagues and their communities.
 “A huge thank you to each of our winners for the work they are doing – they are a credit to our association and the wider service.”

Head of Police Mutual, Kerry McMahon-White said: “Police Mutual is proud to be sponsoring the President’s Awards once again.
“These awards highlight the dedication and professionalism shown by Superintendents across the country in supporting their colleagues and helping to keep the public safe.
“Police Mutual is honoured to be able to show our gratitude. Many congratulations to all of the winners and nominees”.