THE CHIEF Constable of Warwickshire Police has been named in the Queen’s New Year Honours.
Martin Jelley who has been head of the county’s police force since April, has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal.
The medal is given to police officers for gallantry or distinguished service.
Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball said: “I am absolutely delighted, but not entirely surprised to hear that Martin Jelley has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal.
“Martin is an extremely impressive individual who has effortlessly picked up the reins as Chief Constable for Warwickshire from day one. Clearly this award is in recognition for work that preceded his arrival in Warwickshire, but this reinforces my view, if any reinforcing was necessary, that we have an exceptional individual to lead Warwickshire Police in the years ahead.”
Martin Jelley added how humbled and honoured to have been nominated. He said: Becoming Chief Constable of Warwickshire in 2015 was, and remains, a huge privilege. I am fortunate to lead a dedicated and committed workforce, so this award coming on top of that feels very special.”
Others in Warwickshire honoured are:
Michael Harwood, a chartered accountant who lives in Moreton Morrell, is awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the community in Warwick.
The chief executive of Orbit Housing, Paul Tennant who lives in Stratford, is made OBE for services to housing.
Marc Bailey, commercial director of Moflash Signalling Ltd. from Henley, is made MBE for services to business and international trade.
And former treasurer to the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Clarke, from Hampton Magna, is made an OBE for services to police financing.