Met po­lice heroes given royal hon­ours


Harefield Gazette - - News - KATHER­INE CLEMENTINE by kather­ine.clementine@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @KC_Journo

THESE are the po­lice heroes who have been hon­oured in The Queen’s Birth­day 2017 Hon­ours list, in­clud­ing a ‘su­per recog­niser’ so tal­ented, a con­vict sent him a let­ter of ad­mi­ra­tion.

Nine Metropoli­tan Po­lice Ser­vice of­fi­cers and staff, past and present, have been hon­oured this year for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons, in­clud­ing help­ing young peo­ple, sup­port­ing rape vic­tims and de­vot­ing time to char­ity.

Ded­i­cated De­ten­tion Of­fi­cer Idris Bada, based in West­min­ster, has re­ceived a BEM (Bri­tish Empire Medal) for ser­vices to polic­ing and his role as a ‘su­per recog­niser’.

Of­fi­cer Bada has the high­est num­ber of pos­i­tive iden­ti­fi­ca­tions from ‘caught on cam­era’ for a po­lice staff mem­ber, re­sult­ing in bur­glars, thieves and fraud­sters be­ing con­victed at court. One bur­glar was so baf­fled at be­ing caught, he sent a note ex­press­ing ad­mi­ra­tion for Of­fi­cer Bada’s abil­ity.

He said: “I am grate­ful and hon­oured to re­ceive this award. I am still in the pur­suit of per­fec­tion in all as­pects of my ev­ery­day job.”

An OBE (Or­der of the Bri­tish Empire) was given to the Met’s HR Di­rec­tor Clare Davies, for her ser­vices to polic­ing. Ms Davies joined Sur­rey Po­lice in 1991 and be­came As­sis­tant Chief Of­fi­cer in 2010 and two years later she was ap­pointed Deputy HR Di­rec­tor for the MPS and be­came HR Di­rec­tor in Fe­bru­ary 2015.

She trans­formed the MPS re­cruit­ment strat­egy to se­cure more than 5,000 new of­fi­cers in two years.

Barry Stick­ings, a for­mer po­lice con­sta­ble who re­tired in July 2016, has re­ceived an MBE for ser­vices to char­ity.

Mr Stick­ings has been the chair­man of the Mi­cro and Anoph­thalmic Chil­dren’s So­ci­ety, in London, for the past 10 years. The char­ity pro­vides sup­port and guid­ance to par­ents of chil­dren who are born with­out or with un­der-de­vel­oped eyes.

He­len Stood­ley, a for­mer sergeant who re­tired in De­cem­ber 2016, has re­ceived a BEM for ser­vices to polic­ing and youth en­gage­ment in south-west London.

He­len has been a ded­i­cated am­bas­sador for youth en­gage­ment in Wandsworth and the wider area for 30 years.

Some 500 cadets have been re­cruited in the past five years as a re­sult of He­len’s ded­i­ca­tion.

The hon­our of the QPM (Queen’s Po­lice Medal) for ser­vices to Bri­tish Polic­ing has been awarded to three of­fi­cers, in­clud­ing PC Deb­bie Cooper.

For six years of PC Cooper’s po­lice ser­vice, she has brought clo­sure and un­fal­ter­ing sup­port to in ex­cess of 140 vic­tims of rape and se­ri­ous sex­ual as­sault in her ser­vice as a ded­i­cated Sex­ual Of­fences In­ves­tiga­tive Tech­niques of­fi­cer on the Sex­ual Of­fences, Ex­ploita­tion and Child Abuse Com­mand.

Deputy As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Ali­son New­comb, who has more than 29 years po­lice ser­vice, has re­ceived a QPM. Hav­ing served in Es­sex, Cam­bridgeshire and Nor­folk Con­stab­u­lar­ies, DAC New­comb joined the MPS in 2012 as the Com­man­der for 10 of London’s 32 bor­oughs, in­clud­ing West­min­ster. She was pro­moted to DAC in 2016 lead­ing the MPS wide-scale Trans­for­ma­tion Pro­gramme.

Tower Ham­lets Bor­ough com­man­der Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Sue Wil­liams, who has worked in polic­ing for three decades, has re­ceived a QPM.

Ch Supt Wil­liams has played a piv­otal part in a num­ber of projects for the MPS in­clud­ing Women and Polic­ing, the In­de­pen­dent Ad­vi­sory Group re­view and de­vel­op­ing the Equal­ity Im­pact As­sess­ment process.

In­spec­tor Arthur James Clyne and In­spec­tor Wil­liam Ren­shaw, both from the Roy­alty and Spe­cial­ist Pro­tec­tion Com­mand, will re­ceive the MVO (Mem­ber of the Royal Vic­to­rian Or­der).

De­ten­tion Of­fi­cer Idris Bada

Clare Davies (left) and DAC Ali­son New­comb

Ch Supt Sue Wil­liams

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