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Police officers, staff and volunteers recognised in Queen’s New Year’s Honours

Police officers, staff and volunteers from forces across the country have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Individuals from all ranks, and performing a wide range of roles within the policing family, have been awarded honours for their services to policing.
A number of current and former superintendents are amongst those recognised this year, including a member of the Police Superintendents’ Association’s National Executive Committee (NEC), Chief Superintendent Kate Halpin from the Metropolitan Police.
Kate has served for over 30 years in the Metropolitan Police Service, working in key roles both in the UK and internationally. She has held posts for PSNI and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including that of UK Chief Police Advisor in Iraq and worked in senior positions for the Metropolitan Police for the last 10 years.
She was the first British woman to be awarded a Fulbright Police Fellowship in 2000, which led to her carrying out work on youth violence and making subsequent recommendations over the introduction of schools officers as a result of the murder of Damilola Taylor.
Since 2017, she has been the dedicated branch Secretary for the Metropolitan Police Superintendents after being elected by her peers, providing advice and support on wellbeing and professional matters. She is a passionate advocate for diversity, equality and inclusion and led the development of the Met Centenary of Women in Policing event in 2019.
President of the Police Superintendents’ Association, Paul Griffiths, said:
“It seems all the more poignant this year to recognise the incredible members of the police family who have achieved so much for our service and for our communities.
“Policing involves challenge and sacrifice at all times, but 2020 has put this under the spotlight more than ever before.
“I would like to extend my sincere thanks and congratulations to every police officer, staff member and volunteer that has been recognised today – this is a fitting reflection of the value placed on their continued efforts to keep people safe.
“A number of our current and former members are recognised in this year’s honours list and we are extremely proud of their achievements.  Our NEC member Kate Halpin is amongst these, and from a personal perspective I would like to thank her for her outstanding professionalism and dedication in her support of policing and her roles with the Superintendents’ Association”

The full New Year’s Honours List for 2020 can be viewed here.