Fri, 08 Jun 2018
On the eve of Her Majesty’s Birthday, more than 1,000 people have been recognised with a distinguished honour. A number of police officers have been recognised and the Federation would like to see this extended to more rank and file officers in future.
Sergeant Abed Hussain, Greater Manchester Police; Detective Constable Geraldine McConaghy, Merseyside Police; and Sergeant Lindsey Sweeney from South Wales Police are amongst officers who have been awarded the QPM (Queen’s Police Medal).
Detective Constable Gillian Squires, West Midlands Police; and PC Hubert Treasure, West Midlands Police were amongst those who received an OBE (Order of the British Empire).
Former Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Mark Rowley was awarded a Knighthood, with former Chief Executive of the College of Policing Alex Marshall and Chief Constable Dee Collins from West Yorkshire Police being recognised with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).
The Police Federation of England and Wales would like to see more of its members recognised for their dedication and commitment to duty.
Calum Macleod, Chair, Police Federation of England and Wales, said:
“Being presented with an honour from Her Majesty the Queen is an extraordinary achievement and I congratulate all who have been honoured on this special day.
“Police heroism and sacrifices to duty are at the forefront of our minds as a Federation, especially as we prepare to host our 23rd annual Police Bravery Awards, which brings into sharp focus the demands, challenges and very real dangers police officers face every day.
“We are thankful for the heroism and commitment shown by officers throughout the country and we will continue our work nationally and locally with Federation representatives to engage with forces and chief officers to see more honours extended to this vital public service.”
Fifty-five percent of QPMs in the last New Year’s Honours List were given to federated officers from the rank of Police Constable to Chief Inspector.
Read the announcement and full birthday honours list, which includes other senior officers, chief officers, police staff and those associated with policing who also picked up honours.
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