Police Federation

Police Officers recognised in New Year’s Honours

Medals awarded for services to policing

27 December 2019


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 MBE, 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)

Paul NETHERTON, Deputy Chief Constable, Devon & Cornwall Police

James Yule Keith REID, West Midlands Police


Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Reverend Canon David WILBRAHAM, National Police Chaplain

Colonel Patrick CAIRNS DL, Chief Executive, St George's Police Children's Trust and Police Treatment Centres Charities. 

Michael John Egerton WALMSLEY, Special Constabulary Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Police.

Graham BUDD, Constable, South Wales Police

Kevin SAUNDERS, Special Constable, Hampshire Constabulary

David GRAY, Police Staff, Norfolk Constabulary

Ashley JONES, Detective Sergeant, Gwent Police


Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Sidney George MACKAY, Chair and Trustee, the Police Roll of Honour Trust.

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

Angela (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

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