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Source: United Kingdom National Police Chiefs Council

People of all ranks and several roles have been awarded honours in a year that has truly tested the resolve and determination of those on the frontline.

The 2021 list includes a total of 49 police personnel honoured for their extraordinary contributions to policing. They’ve each been recognised for making a huge individual impact, and in particular in the response to COVID-19. 

Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Martin Hewitt, said:

“I congratulate all of those recognised for their service to policing in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. It is great to see so many officers, staff and volunteers from across the country being awarded for their dedicated service, particularly during what has been an incredibly challenging year for us all.

“The awards highlight the commitment and hard work of policing to protect and keep our communities safe all year round and everyone should be rightly proud to be recognised in this way.”

Dames Commander of the Order of the Bath (DCB)

Lynne Gillian OWENS CBE QPM -Director General, National Crime Agency. For service to Law Enforcement.

Since becoming Director General of the National Crime Agency in 2016, Lynne Owens has refocused its efforts on adapting to the growing threat from serious and organised crime (SOC), providing better protection for the public and cutting crime. There have been more than 5,000 arrests against the most harmful SOC targets and a combined total of more than 11,000 years in prison for those convicted of the most serious offences. She has been the UK’s representative on the global Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group Committee and Interpol. She has also been a passionate advocate for increased diversity within the Agency and across the wider National Security community.

Knighthood (Kt)

David THOMPSON QPM DL – Chief Constable, West Midlands Police. For services to Policing.

David Thompson is a nationally and internationally recognised Chief Constable who has led England’s second largest force since 2016.  He instigated the UK’s first Police Innovation Partnership with a global technology company and transformed West Midlands Police into a world leading innovator in policing. He leads the busiest Counter Terrorism (CT) Unit outside London and has influenced the strategic direction of CT policing during a time of significant increase in threat. He has led the National Policing Finance portfolio for 5 years and his drive and determination secured vast savings for UK policing during a time of sustained austerity.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Andrew George BEET – Lately Police Staff, Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office. For services to Law and Order.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Malique Jamal AL-SHABAZZ – Constable, Merseyside Police. For services to Policing and Ethnic Minority Communities in Merseyside.

Lee David BARNARD – Detective Inspector, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing and to Victims of Domestic Abuse.

Katherine Elizabeth Ann HANCOCK – Special Chief Officer, Warwickshire Police Special Constabulary. For services to Policing.

Janet HILLS – Detective Sergeant, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing and to Community Relations. 

Hobibul HOQUE – Chief Inspector, Bedfordshire Police. For services to Policing and Community Cohesion.

Mark Anthony OWEN – Special Chief Officer, North Wales Police. For services to Policing and to the community in North Wales, particularly during the Covid-19 Response.

Lindy WOODAGE – Staff Officer, Devon and Cornwall Police. For services to Policing and to Civil Contingency Planning, particularly during the Covid-19 Response.

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Michael Ernest BRAYCOTTON – Secretary, Disability and Carers Community Network and Business Support Assistant, Criminal Justice Department, West Midlands Police. For services to Policing.

Jennifer BROUARD – Citizens in Policing Manager, Essex Police. For services to Policing and to the Voluntary Sector.

Robert Malcolm DAVIES – Special Constable, South Wales Police. For voluntary service to Policing.

Lancelot Bamidele Harvey EDMONDSON – Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Community Policing in Lambeth, London.

Reverend William Glynne George JAMES – Principal Police Chaplain, South Wales Police. For services to Police Chaplaincy and to the community in Gorseinon, Swansea.

Steven JONES – Systems Auditor and Analysis Manager, South Wales Police. For services to Policing.

Jacques Michael Olson OXENHAM – Inspector, Metropolitan Police Special Constabulary. For services to Policing.

Helen Louise RIDLEY – Partnership Officer, Nottinghamshire Police. For services to Policing.

Ceyhun UZUN – Police Constable, St John’s Wood Safer Neighbourhood Team, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing and to Charity.

Tracey Helena WREN – Police Staff, Gloucestershire Constabulary. For services to the community in Gloucestershire.

Queen’s Police Medal

Sergeant Timothy John BARRELL, South Wales Police

Sally BENATAR, lately Chief Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service

Superintendent Andrew Philip BENNETT, Avon and Somerset Police

Detective Chief Inspector Jasmine Michelle FROST, Essex Police

Detective Chief Superintendent Kate HALPIN, Metropolitan Police Service

Constable Philip Paul HANHAM, Thames Valley Police

Adrian HANSTOCK, Deputy Chief Constable, British Transport Police

Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Paul HOOPER, Essex Police

Chief Superintendent Jane JOHNSON, Metropolitan Police Service

Jason Dale MASTERS, Temporary Assistant Chief Constable, Leicestershire Police

Robert John NIXON, Deputy Chief Constable, Leicestershire Police

Martin George PASMORE, lately Detective Chief Inspector, Essex Police

Detective Chief Inspector Jennifer Rita PEARSON, West Midlands Police

Gary ROBERTS, Chief Constable, Isle of Man Constabulary

Mark Andrew ROBERTS, Deputy Chief Constable, South Yorkshire Police

William Alan SKELLY, lately Chief Constable, Lincolnshire Police

Detective Inspector Michelle Catherine STOTEN, Essex Police

Michael TAYLOR, lately, Detective Constable, Surrey Police

Detective Chief Superintendent Richard TUCKER, Metropolitan Police Service

Nikki WATSON, Assistant Chief Constable, Avon and Somerset Police

Temporary Superintendent Hannah Faith WHEELER, Metropolitan Police Service

Detective Inspector Caroline Anne WILLIAMS, Essex Police

Kerrin WILSON, Assistant Chief Constable, Lincolnshire Police

Detective Chief Inspector Norman James LEWIS, Police Service of Northern Ireland

Constable Robert McALLEN, Police Service of Northern Ireland

Inspector Mark ROBERTS, Police Service of Northern Ireland 

Detective Chief Superintendent Sam McCluskey, Police Scotland

Chief Inspector Lindsay Tulloch, Police Scotland

Alwin JAMES, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Royal Virgin Islands Police

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