This years ACIA awards process received more nominations than any previous year, and there has been some very tough competition in some of the award categories. The awards were judged by an independent panel of experts that are highly regarded in their field.
The judging panel was made up of:
Prizes were generously donated by i2 Ltd, The Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, Immobilise (the UK property register) and the Federation Against Copyright Theft. ACIA would like to thank each of these sponsors for their support.
The winners by category are:
ACIA Individual Award for Excellence
This award is presented to the individual analyst judged to have shown innovation, initiative and perseverance in the application of analysis; providing a fresh, pioneering insight into criminal activity.
The winner in this category is Joy Caws from Warwickshire Police for her work on Operation Budapest, the 2007 shooting of a Hells Angel on the M40 in Warwickshire.
Joy Caws receiving her award from Amy Powell, ACIA Awards Director
ACIA Team Award for Excellence
This award is presented to the team judged to have shown exceptional levels of collaboration and integration of analytical techniques into the investigative or intelligence functions.
The winners in this category are a team from the Camden Partnership Information Unit for the development and implementation of a Problem Solving Business Cycle, which has introduced problem solving to Safer Neighbourhoods Policing. This team was made up of Anthony Lewis, Saifur Rahman, Vicky Saggers, Sarah Czarnomski, Patrick Coulson and Ziya Adnan.
Anthony Lewis, Saifur Rahman and Ziya Adnan receiving their award on behalf of the their team, from Amy Powell, ACIA Awards Director
To find out more about the Camden Problem Solving Approach take a look at Lewis Anthony,2010, Implementing A Problem Solving Approach To Neighbourhood Policing – The Camden Experience, International Journal of Police Science and Management
ACIA Award for Outstanding Contribution
This award is presented to the individual or team judged to have made an outstanding contribution to crime analysis or the analytical function.
The winner in this category is Aimee Reed from the Metropolitan Police Service, for her innovation in placing analysis at the forefront of covert policing in her force.
Aimee Reed receiving her award from David Scott, Sales Manager for i2, and joint sponsor of this year’s conference.
Award for Exemplary Service to ACIA
The running of ACIA would not be possible without the significant contribution of a whole host of volunteers and this award, new for 2009, aims to acknowledge that. It is presented to an individual judged to have shown exemplary service and exceptional levels of commitment to the objectives of ACIA.
The first winner of this award is Jon Jeffery from the South West Regional Intelligence Unit, in appreciation of his significant contribution to the formation of ACIA and in recognition of his persistence in establishing the post and processes required as the Membership Director.
Certificates of Commendation
Due to the high quality of many of this year’s entries, the following list of runners-up will also receive Certificates of Commendation to recognise their achievements: