Excellence in Criminal Investigation Award

Excellence in Criminal Investigation Award

This award category recognises the accomplishments of exceptional criminal investigation teams from the global police forces who have implemented remarkable strategies for solving complex crimes and tracking down criminals

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  • Any crime prevention, criminal identification, or intelligence teams from global police forces who have applied forward-looking strategies in their day-to-day operations or on any case/mission.
  • Entries can be submitted by teams within police forces or law enforcement agencies
  • Entries can relate to any crime form including homicide, drug trafficking, financial crime, cybercrime, etc.
  • Please submit separate entries for each team/crime form in case you have different departments that would like to submit entries highlighting their initiatives.


Cover letter:

The entry must include a cover letter summarising why the team/unit is submitting an entry for this award category. The cover letter must be 500 words or less, personalised, and must articulate the team’s journey and story in solving a complex crime. The cover letter must include information on key initiatives, strategies, and cross-border initiatives, if any, thave has helped solve the crime or identify criminals.


  • Cover letters can either be typed into the text box provided in the portal or may be uploaded as an attachment (word document or PDF)

Acknowledgment letters (mandatory)

Please include at least one acknowledgment/recommendation letter from your superiors or the head of the department highlighting the team’s efforts. Accepted formats: PDFs or image files (JPG/PNG). Letters that do not have signatures will not be accepted. Letters must be addressed to the Awards Jury of the World Police Awards 2024.

Other supporting documents (Optional)

  • Links to any news articles, interviews, or publications that highlight the crime
  • Photos or links to industry awards or recognition received if any


Measurable Impact (50%)

Please explain the impact your team has had in reducing, predicting, preventing, or solving a crime or tracking down criminals. For example, collaborating with foreign police teams in tracking down an international suspect, or working with the community to enhance their awareness of crime patterns and terrorist situations. Try to quantify the societal impact as much as possible (for example, as an economic impact); the more numbers you include, the better.

 Innovation (30%)

Please explain how your unit has embraced innovation (process or technology) to solve, prevent or predict crime. For example, employing technology to solve a crime that has never been used in the country/region/globally. Please note that innovation does not necessarily imply something completely new, for example, if a technology/process has been replicated from another region for the first time, this certainly counts as being innovative.

 Transferability (20%)

How easy is it to replicate the best practices of your strategy/technology/process and apply them to other locations locally or globally? Does it have the potential to become an industry best practice?