Police Officers recognised in New Year’s Honours
Eighteen rank and file police officers from across England and Wales have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s New Year’s Honours announced today, Friday 27 December.
This is a significant drop in number from the 30 rank and file officers who were honoured last year, and the Police Federation of England and Wales hopes that next year will see the number of officers chosen for honours rise in recognition of the vital work they do keeping the public safe.
In addition, National Police Chaplin, Reverend Canon David Wilbraham has been recognised with an OBE, for services to policing. Canon Wilbraham also co-ordinates National Police Memorial Day and provides invaluable support and guidance to the policing family.
National Chair John Apter said: “I would like to give my most heartfelt congratulations to all those officers and staff recognised in the 2020 Queen’s New Year’s Honours.
“This year has been an exceptionally tough year, and I am so proud to see the efforts of my colleagues from across England and Wales being recognised so highly for the outstanding contributions they have made to policing and the communities they serve.
“So often police officers are unsung heroes, but recognition from the Queen is such a special honour and one that these outstanding men and women can be rightfully proud of. We must not forget that for every officer recognised there will be many others who have not been but are as deserving.
“Police officers are humble individuals who don’t do what they do for praise or recognition but when it comes it is very much appreciated and very much deserved. In the future, I hope that many more of my colleagues will receive this highest of honours.”
2020 Police Service Award Recipients:
Francis HABGOOD Lately, Chief Constable, Thames Valley Police
Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Reverend Canon David WILBRAHAM, National Police Chaplain
David GRAY, Police Staff, Norfolk Constabulary
Paul NETHERTON, Deputy Chief Constable, Devon & Cornwall Police
James Yule Keith REID, West Midlands Police
Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Graham BUDD, Constable, South Wales Police
Kevin SAUNDERS, Special Constable, Hampshire Constabulary
Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)
Alan SELDON, Special Constable, Metropolitan Police Service
Julian PELL-COGGINS, Constable, Metropolitan Police Service
James REID, Sergeant, West Midlands Police
Abdool ROHOMON, Constable, West Midlands Police
Christopher (Chris) WARD, Lately, Neighbourhood Inspector, Thames Valley Police
QPM (Queen’s Police Medal)
Deborah AKINLAWON, Detective Constable, Metropolitan Police Service
Angelina (Angie) CAREY, Lately, Detective Sergeant, North Yorkshire Police
Neil Edward SLADEN, Temporary Inspector, Lancashire Constabulary
Bharat Kumar NARBAD, Constable, South Wales Police
Claire DINSDALE, Constable, Dorset Police
Dominic MURPHY, Detective Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service
Lisa HARMAN, Detective Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service
Fiona MALLON, Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service
David MINTY, Superintendent, Wiltshire Police
Claire BELL, Chief Superintendent, West Midlands Police
Nigel DOAK, Detective Superintendent, Thames Valley Police
Susan SOUTHERN, Assistant Chief Constable, West Midlands Police
Richard John LEWIS, Deputy Chief Constable, South Wales Police
Mark COLLINS, Chief Constable, Dyfed-Powys Police
Julian WILLIAMS, Lately, Chief Constable, Gwent Police
Paul MILLS, Deputy Chief Constable, Wiltshire Police
Gareth WILSON, Lately, Chief Constable, Suffolk Constabulary