Officers recognised in New Year’s Honours
28 December 2018
30 rank and file officers from across England and Wales have been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours announced today, Friday 28 December 2018.
A Federation Representative from Avon and Somerset Police is amongst those recognised. Response officer, PC Adrian (Adge) Secker, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his outstanding services to policing and the community.
PC Secker, has been a police officer for 29 years, joining in 1992 as a response officer in South Bristol.
He now works in response in Bath and is a well-known and respected figure in the community. Bath has a large deaf community and PC Secker took it upon himself to learn British sign language so that he could communicate with everybody in the community in which he served. He is also the force liaison officer for the deaf community and provides support to the charity Action on Hearing Loss.
Alongside his ‘day job’ and his work as a Federation Rep, PC Secker is also a governor for a local school for children with behaviour issues where he is a positive role model for many children. He also leads the Bath Police Cadets.
In response to the news PC Secker, who is due to retire from the force in February 2019, said: “I am absolutely staggered and extremely humbled and proud to receive this honour. My late dad would have been beaming with pride.
“I always say I was born in High Wycombe but made in Avon and Somerset Police, and to be awarded such an Honour from Her Majesty is a wonderful and humbling end to my incredible career.”
Also amongst those honoured are two rank and file officers from Greater Manchester Police who have received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for their commitment and dedication following the attacks in Manchester in May 2017.
In response, one of those honoured, Detective Chief Inspector Teresa Lam, said: “Receiving this recognition is a significant moment in my personal and professional life. It’s a huge privilege, and one for which I am truly honoured.
“However, I will never forget those who have suffered and to whom I remain dedicated to continue to support. I am immensely proud of my family liaison team who also worked tirelessly to provide support to those affected.”
Inspector Amanda Williams from Gwent Police was awarded a Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for her work in mental health support services, both inside and outside the force. Amanda said: “I was so shocked to receive this honour – it is very humbling. While it is lovely to be recognised, I am very grateful to everyone who has supported me up until now and continue to strive for these crucial improvements. I hope that my award will continue to raise awareness and help to destigmatise mental health problems.”
Significantly more rank and file officers have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List – the PFEW would like to continue to see more officers across England and Wales being recognised for their dedication and commitment to keeping the public safe, especially in these times of austerity.
National Chair John Apter said: “I would like to extend a big congratulations to all those officers recognised in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours.
“It makes me incredibly proud to see so many of my colleagues from across England and Wales being recognised so highly for the outstanding contributions they have made to policing and in the communities in which they serve.
“To receive such recognition from Her Majesty the Queen is something each and every officer receiving an honour should be immensely proud of. Police officers are unsung heroes, it’s great to see them being celebrated in this way.”
2019 police service award recipients:
Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Isaac Kwamina IDUN
Acting Detective Sergeant, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing.
Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)
Andrew John DUNMORE Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing.
Stewart HENDERSON Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing.
Liam JONES Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing.
John KENEALY Lately Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing.
Bernadette LAWRIE (Bernadette Clark) Police Constable, Sussex Police. For services to Policing.
Stephen Norman MARSH Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing.
Mary MAYES Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing.
Richard Philip MOORE, Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing.
Richard PAINES Constable, South Wales Police. For services to Policing and the community in South Wales.
Adrian Jeremy PEARCE (Jeremy Pearce), Lately Police Constable, Metropolitan Police. For services to Policing.
Adrian Mark SECKER, Police Constable, Avon and Somerset Constabulary. For services to Policing and the community in Bath.
Teresa Lam, Detective Chief Inspector, Greater Manchester Police. For services to Policing and the community in Manchester.
QPM (Queen’s Police Medal)
Constable Caroline Elaine ADAMS, Sussex Police
Constable Tim ANDREWS, Metropolitan Police Service
Constable Sam BALFOUR, Metropolitan Police Service
Constable Michael BUCKLEY, Greater Manchester Police
Constable Jessica BULLOUGH, British Transport Police
Constable Nick CARLISLE, Metropolitan Police Service
Lately Inspector Terence FINN, Greater Manchester Police
Detective Constable Jonathan HOOK, Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Lately Sergeant Leslie Ronald JACKSON, Metropolitan Police Service
Inspector Mustafa MUHAMMED, West Midlands Police
Constable Iian RAE, Metropolitan Police Service
Inspector Dale SEXTON, Greater Manchester Police
Lately Detective Constable Graham Harold SPENCER, Humberside Police
Constable Philip Jeffrey STONE, Metropolitan Police Service
Lately Detective Sergeant Janine SULLIVAN, West Yorkshire Police
Constable Bartosz TCHORZEWSKI, Metropolitan Police Service
Inspector Amanda WILLIAMS, Gwent Police
View the full list on the Cabinet website.