Officers recognised in New Year's Honours

30 December 2016

Nearly double the number of Federated officers have been awarded a Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in the New Year’s Honours list.

In total nine Federated officers of Police Constable to Chief Inspector rank have been awarded the prestigious honour compared to five in 2016, including the current Chair of the Greater Manchester Police Federation, Inspector Ian Hanson.

Other senior officers, chief officers, police staff and those associated with policing picked up honours including CBEs, OBEs, MBEs, BEMs and a Damehood.

Steve White, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said:

“A huge congratulations to all those receiving these special honours. And they are exactly that, a special honour for people performing a very special role.

“Despite all the hurdles they so often face, our members work tirelessly to serve the needs of the communities they police, so often putting the needs of others before their own.

“In her final days as Home Secretary, the now Prime Minister made it clear that she wanted to see nominations for a QPM proportionately reflect the diversity of the workforce and it’s encouraging to see more frontline officers being honoured than ever before.

“There is still work to be done and by engaging with chief officers at national and local level we will ensure that those who go above and beyond the call of duty for the sake of others are rightly recognised.”

Of note was an MBE for Sharon Holness for her role in organising National Police Memorial Day alongside her husband Insp Joe Holness from Kent Police, who received the Queen’s Police Medal in 2008.

Steve White added: “Sharon's support of NPMD has been unstinting. Together with Joe, her dedication and commitment has been rightly recognised with this prestigious award. Like many others who are not officers themselves but are nonetheless dedicated to policing, the police family owes her a debt of gratitude.

“From all at the Police Federation, a warm congratulations to everyone on receiving some of the nation’s most prestigious recognitions for your exemplary service and commitment.”




Queens Police Medal

Chief Constable David Graham Jones

North Yorkshire Police


Commander Simon Martin Letchford

Metropolitan Police Service (retired March 2016)


Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams

West Yorkshire Police


Assistant Chief Constable David John Allard

Ministry of Defence Police (retired August 2016)


Chief Superintendent Jagdev Singh Atwal

Derbyshire Constabulary


Chief Superintendent Victor Olisa

Metropolitan Police Service


Chief Superintendent Gordon Briggs

Metropolitan Police Service (retired January 2016)


Detective Inspector Carol Ellwood

Humberside Police


Police Constable Ifor Williams

Avon and Somerset Police


Inspector Ian David Hanson

Greater Manchester Police


Police Constable Shirley Vivienne Lindsay

Avon and Somerset Police


Police Constable Louise Pye

Sussex Police


Police Constable Christopher Smith

Dorset Police


Police Constable Leslie Roger Eke

Thames Valley Police


Chief Superintendent Martin Lloyd Fry

British Transport Police


Police Constable Jacqueline Oliver

Metropolitan Police Service (retired August 2016)


Police Sergeant Timothy Slade

City of London Police



Ms Vera Baird, QC

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner. For services to Women and Equality.


Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Alfred Henry Hitchcock, QPM

Chief Constable, Ministry of Defence Police. For services to Defence and Policing.


Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Dr Steven William Chase

Director of People, Thames Valley Police. For services to Policing.


Mrs Kim Considine

Lately Head of North West Protected Persons Service, TITAN Regional Organised Crime Unit. For services to Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses.


Miss Sara Jane Lewis

Head of Prosecutions, Metropolitan Police. For services to Criminal Justice Services.


Danny Wilks

Resourcing Manager, West Yorkshire Police. For services to Policing and voluntary services

to Justice and the community in West Yorkshire.


Member of the Order of the British Empire

Mrs Sharon Louise Broderick

Police Community Support and Traffic Officer, Merseyside Police. For services to Community  Policing.


Joseph Cahill

Constable, West Midlands Police and Chair of Governors, Broadway Academy, Birmingham. For services to Education and to the community in Birmingham.


Robert Victor Harrild

Special Sergeant, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing.


Michael John Evans Herring

Volunteer, Metropolitan Police and Metropolitan Special Constabulary. For services to Policing.


Mrs Sharon Marie Holness

For voluntary services through the National Police Memorial Day.


Mrs Sarbjit Kaur

Detective Sergeant, Merseyside Police. For services to Policing.


Ms Samantha Laskey

Mrs Samantha Price

Head of Strategy, Performance and Planning, National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters. For services to Policing.


Raymond William Lumley

Special Chief Inspector, Norfolk Constabulary. For services to Policing.


William Graham McCrory

Detective Superintendent, Police Service of Northern Ireland. For services to Policing and the community.


Ms Lynne Davina Potts

Assistant Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Police. For services to Policing.


Mohammed Abid Saleh

Detective Constable, CSE Team, Lancashire Constabulary. For services to Policing and the community in East Lancashire.


Ms Maria Shakespeare

Public Volunteer on Gang, Gun and Knife Projects, Birmingham Area, West Midlands Police. For services to Law and Order.


British Empire Medal

Miss Trudi Jeannette Abadi

Manager, National Confidential Unit, North of England, National Crime Agency. For services

to Law and Order.


Samantha Flint

Police Officer, Nottinghamshire Police. For  services to Policing and Child Safeguarding.


Mrs Sydney Dorcas Henderson

For services to Police Welfare.


John Joseph

Police Community Support Officer, Mitcham Police Station. For services to Young People and Schools Engagement.


Brian John Varney

Police Constable, Leicestershire Police. For services to Policing.


Mark Walder

Special Sergeant, British Transport Police. For voluntary service to the community in East Sussex.