Over half of the Queen’s Police Medals
have been awarded to officers below the rank of superintendent.
Nine rank and file police officers have been
awarded the prestigious Queen’s Police Medal
by Her Majesty The Queen as part of her
New Year’s Honours – 3 times the number
honoured in the 2016 Birthday Honours.
In one of her final actions as Home Secretary,
Prime MinisterTheresa May recommended
that more officers below senior
ranks should receive the Queen’s Police Medal,
to recognise the vital role they play in protecting
the public and address an imbalance over to
whom the medal is awarded.
Police leaders responded by putting forward
a number officers from junior ranks from
across England and Wales who have shown
outstanding courage and distinguished
service in the line of duty. More than half
of the 17 Queen’s Police Medals announced
today have been awarded to officers below
the rank of superintendent.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said:
These deserving recipients of Queen’s PoliceMedals have gone above and beyond
the call of their duties...
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