Reward and Recognition
The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has won the "Insurance Risk Award" at the Alarm Awards (The Public Risk Management Association).
The winners were announced in June at a glittering awards ceremony in Manchester, attended by hundreds of top industry professionals.
The Awards recognise innovation and excellence in public service risk management. Beverley Nichol-Culff, Head of Risk Management and Insurance for West Yorkshire Police said:
"The rationale behind NPAS is to standardise the operation of police aircraft reducing cost. This includes the standardisation of insurance coverage protecting the operation. Previously each force made their own decisions on insurance matters with cost implications for the public purse. "
Mark Burns Williamson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, said:
"I am delighted that NPAS has won this award and would like to thank Bev and her team for all the excellent work they do in ensuring NPAS provides an excellent service for appropriate cost.
"It is crucial that we collaborate in partnership to maximise the use of assets, encourage and capture innovation and reinvest in communities. West Yorkshire Police is leading the way with NPAS and this award reinforces the work we are doing locally to ensure air support nationally provides value for money."