‘De­lighted and hum­bled’

Hard-work­ing Buck­ing­hamshire res­i­dents have had their work in the com­mu­nity recog­nised by be­ing in­cluded in the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­our List 2015. Some 19 peo­ple from the county have re­ceived Queen’s birth­day hon­ours, in­clud­ing one CBE, seven OBEs, six MB

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THAMES Val­ley Po­lice’s Deputy Chief Con­sta­ble (DCC), a re­gional head of foren­sics and a re­tired de­tec­tive chief su­per­in­ten­dent have been hon­oured in this year’s Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours.

DCC John Camp­bell has been awarded the Queen’s Po­lice Medal for his ser­vices to polic­ing.

DCC Camp­bell, who was ap­pointed Deputy Chief Con­sta­ble last month, has been recog­nised, among other roles, for his work as Gold com­man­der dur­ing the 2012 Olympic Games, Olympic torch re­lay and the wide­spread floods of last year. He has also been hon­oured for his achieve­ments in his re­cent role as As­sis­tant Chief Con­sta­ble for Crime.

DCC Camp­bell said: “I’m hugely hon­oured to be re­ceiv­ing this award. I joined the po­lice to make a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple’s lives and the com­mu­ni­ties in which they live. Not only is it a per­sonal recog­ni­tion but a re­flec­tion on all of the won­der­ful peo­ple I’ve been for­tu­nate to work with in my time in the force and the ef­forts they put in daily to en­sure our com­mu­ni­ties re­main as safe as pos­si­ble.”

Re­tired Thames Val­ley Po­lice Det Chief Supt An­drew Mur­ray – who most re­cently led Force Crime from 2012 to March 2015, has also been awarded the Queen’s Po­lice Medal for his ser­vices to polic­ing.

As part of his 30 year ser­vice, Mr Mur­ray led on nu­mer­ous ma­jor crime in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­clud­ing the Jay­den Parkin­son mur­der and was key to im­ple­ment­ing or­gan­i­sa­tional learn­ings around child sex­ual ex­ploita­tion.

He said: “I’m ex­tremely de­lighted to have been awarded the QPM. It’s a won­der­ful end to a long and re­ward­ing ca­reer in the public ser­vice. Whilst it’s a great feel­ing to be recog­nised for my achieve­ments, I’m all too aware that none of it would have been pos­si­ble with­out the hard work, sup­port and com­mit­ment of my col­leagues in the force and the sup­port of my fam­ily. To all of those peo­ple – thank you.”

Head of foren­sics and dig­i­tal in­ves­ti­ga­tion for the South East Counter Ter­ror­ism Unit Keith As­man was made an MBE. Mr As­man spent more than three decades work­ing with the Metropoli­tan Po­lice be­fore mov­ing to SECTU six years ago. He said: “I’m de­lighted and hum­bled to be re­ceiv­ing an MBE. I’ve ded­i­cated my pro­fes­sional life to serv­ing and pro­tect­ing the public and to be recog­nised by my coun­try for my con­tri­bu­tion is an enor­mous hon­our. I’d also like to ac­knowl­edge the sup­port and con­tri­bu­tion from fam­ily and col­leagues.”

Chief Con­sta­ble of Thames Val­ley Po­lice Fran­cis Hab­good said: “I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted that three mem­bers of Thames Val­ley Po­lice have been recog­nised for their con­tri­bu­tion to polic­ing. They’ve each demon­strated com­mit­ment and ex­cep­tional pro­fes­sion­al­ism and I’m ex­cep­tion­ally proud of John, Andy and Keith.”

HON­OURS: Above, Deputy Chief Con­sta­ble John Camp­bell. Left, re­tired Thames Val­ley Po­lice Det Chief Supt An­drew Mur­ray and far left, Keith As­man, head of foren­sics and dig­i­tal in­ves­ti­ga­tion for the South East Counter Ter­ror­ism Unit

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