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John Jay Shield

Nominations for the John Jay Shield are now open

Do you know someone who has gone out of their way to improve community safety in Poole?

Maybe they work with vulnerable victims or help to prevent crime or anti-social behaviour in their community. They could be a group or individual, a volunteer or someone employed to work in the community (provided they have gone beyond what is expected of them in their role).

However big or small their contribution to making Poole safer, we want to know about them.

The John Jay Shield is awarded every year by the Safer Poole Partnership in recognition of outstanding contributions to improving community safety in Poole.

We celebrate the 20th anniversary of the John Jay Shield award this year, with a glitzy ceremony to present the awards at The Salterns Hotel on Thursday 8 December. All previous winners will be invited to mark this special occasion, along with the award's supporters over the years.

Last year’s winners, from Poole Forum’s Safe Places team, were awarded the shield in recognition of their work with businesses and community organisations to provide places where disabled and vulnerable people can get help if they are feeling unsafe or unwell.

We know that there are many people working hard to make Poole safer but we rarely get to hear about them. Through the John Jay Shield we can give them the recognition they deserve but we need you to tell us who they are.

What is the John Jay Shield?

The John Jay Shield exists to recognise the achievements of those individuals and groups that have gone beyond what is expected of them to make Poole a better and safer place, whether they are volunteers or employed to work in the community.

The Safer Poole Partnership awards the shield annually to the individual or group judged to have contributed the most to improving community safety over the previous year. Runners-up are also awarded certificates.

In order to be considered for the award, nominees must have contributed to at least one of the following during the previous financial year:

  • making Poole a safer place

  • building a supportive community

  • improving the lives of people at risk of offending or re-offending

  • supporting victims of crime

  • helping prevent or detect crimes.