The Association’s National Secretary Chief Superintendent Tim Jackson has received his Queen’s Policing Medal (QPM) for Services to Policing at Buckingham Palace.
Tim was awarded the QPM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours earlier this year.
His award recognises more than 35 years’ policing service, which began when Tim joined Cheshire Constabulary in 1980. He has spent the majority of his career in operational roles with posts including BCU Commander and Head of Uniform Operations.
Active in the Association since shortly after becoming a Superintendent in 2002, Tim served first as Branch Secretary and then Chair. He was also Treasurer for ‘A’ District. A member of the NEC since 2006, Tim was the first member to take on the role of Reserved Place Member for LGB&T members, a position he held until becoming a full-time National Officer. He was appointed Deputy National Secretary in January 2011, and in March 2014 he was appointed National Secretary.
National Officers President Gavin Thomas and Vice President Paul Griffiths were delighted to join Tim and his family and friends after the ceremony to celebrate his achievement.
Association President Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas said:
“This award marks Tim’s many years of dedicated service to policing and is richly deserved. I know I speak for all our members when I say how grateful we are for all he has done for Superintendents through the Association, both individually and for the ranks. He has also been an exceptional ambassador and advocate for policing.
“Tim is an outstanding National Secretary, a dependable colleague and also a great friend, and I am delighted to have been able to join him on his special day.”