90 days from today is Wed, 30 December 2020
21 January 2019
Two West Midlands Police officers have been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours.
Inspector Mustafa Mohammed has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal, which is awarded to officers for gallantry or distinguished service.
And Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe has been recognised for her dedication to policing and tackling domestic abuse by being awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order).
Insp Mohammed is president of the National Association of Muslim Police and, when he joined the Force in 1988, was one of only small number of Muslim officers. Twenty years later he went on to form the WMP Muslim Association, of which he is the current chair.
He has helped examine the issue of Islamophobic hate crime and build the Force’s relationship with the Muslim community while also encouraging members to join the Force.
Insp Mohammed said: “My reaction was one of total disbelief. I had to show the letter to my wife to make sure I was reading it correctly.”
DCC Rolfe started her policing career as a PC with Avon and Somerset Police before becoming its first female head of CID and more than 25 years on is now one of the country’s most senior female officers.
She is also the current National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for domestic abuse.
The DCC said: “It has come as a huge shock but I am extremely honoured and proud at the same time.
“I started my policing journey with the aim of helping others and that has remained the same whatever the role. I have worked with and learnt from some fantastic people over the years and I would like to thank them for their support.
“This is a special moment for me but I hope to enjoy many more years in policing and helping others… particularly when they're at their most vulnerable.”