Last week, the Police Digital Service (PDS) hosted its inaugural-staff event. As a largely remote organisation it offered a unique opportunity to bring over 200 employees together in person, with most meeting for the very first time.
The summit wasn’t just another gathering; it was a mission-driven event aimed at uniting our incredible staff through the core values that define us as PDS. Our goal was clear – to bring everyone together in person, break down silos, and foster new working relationships.
We saw some real progress in breaking down silos across the organisation. Teams from different corners of PDS, and of the British Isles, came together, shared insights, and collaborated on some promising ideas.
The results were positive, and we’re on track to a more connected and collaborative Police Digital Service.
No event is complete without acknowledging exceptional contributions, and we seized the opportunity to recognise our employees with our very first staff awards.
The categories were aligned with our organisational values; we do the right thing, we value people, we are one team, we are passionate and proud and, we are innovative.
All nominations were made by colleagues from across the organisation, with our finalists and winners being voted by peers. We had some impressive winners from across the organisation, showcasing the talent and dedication within PDS.
Of course, we took a moment to appreciate everyone, not just our award winners. The hard work and dedication of each team member doesn’t go unnoticed, and the summit was the right time to express our gratitude.
Behind the scenes:
From interactive sessions to team-building activities, the summit provided a sneak peek into the people who make PDS tick. It was two days filled with practical insights, learning, and a chance to strengthen our collective impact.
Together, we’re shaping the future of the Police Digital Service!
This is PDS!
Ways of Working workshop
Stephen Mold, opening the Staff Summit
The Team Values award went to the National Management Centre (NMC) who struggled to fit on the stage to collect their prize and be photographed!