90 days from today is Fri, 19 April 2019
11 June 2018
Two GMP officers have been rewarded for their service and dedication with a Queen’s Police Medal (QPM).
Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson and Sergeant Abed Hussain were named in Her Majesty’s birthday honours list.
Assistant Chief Constable Jackson was recognised for his work in combatting modern day slavery and in overseeing some of the most ‘demanding’ boroughs in Greater Manchester.
His roles have also included Head of Crime and leading the fight against terrorism in the North West.
He said he had been fortunate enough to work alongside some amazing colleagues. “I am grateful for this incredibly generous recognition and I have been privileged to work alongside superbly dedicated public servants over the years in some difficult circumstances.
“It’s a huge privilege to receive this award.”
Sgt Hussain was recognised for his outstanding community work.
Like Assistant Chief Constable Jackson, he’s been with the force for 24 years.
In that time, he’s built community links between the force, faith leaders and youngsters in Bury.
He helped to co-ordinate Bury’s LGBT events and set up the Bury Muslim Forum which opened up the understanding and reporting of domestic abuse and delivered a multifaith event called Collabor8.
Thanking the force and his own family for their support, he said: “I am honoured to have been awarded such a prestigious medal for doing the job I really love.
“I enjoy coming to work every day and working with the great communities in Bury.”
Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “ACC Jackson and Sgt Hussain sum up what policing is about here in Greater Manchester.
“I’m delighted their hard work has been recognised – congratulations both.”