And the winners were...
Our much-anticipated Force awards ceremony was held on the evening of the Conference to recognise those FAOs who have provided us with exceptional support over the last 12 months.
This year's winners were:
New Membership smaller forces New Membership medium forces
John Edwards Dyfed-Powys Police Tim Bayford Kent Police
New Membership larger forces Best Newcomer
Matthew Oxley Greater Manchester Police Rachel Upfold Hampshire Constabulary
Innovation Raising Awareness
Neil Goosey Northamptonshire Police Matthew Birch South Yorkshire Police (received by Kay Fitzgerald)
Special Recognition Lifetime Achievement Award
Neil Dodd Nottinghamshire Police Nick Wyer Dorset Police