West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner pays tribute to recipients of 2016 New Year's Honours
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson today
paid tribute to the recipients of the New Year's Honours 2016.
Hardworking police staff, community volunteers and local
councillors were among those honoured in the West Midlands.
The Commissioner congratulated all local recipients - whatever
their respective fields - but paid particular thanks to those whose
work has helped policing, crime prevention and community relations.
Together, their efforts have made the West Midlands a safer place
to live and work.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said:
"It is wonderful to see so many people from all walks of life in
the West Midlands honoured with these prestigious titles.
"From bobbies on the beat, such as former PC Ian Northcott, to
dedicated community champions like Abdullah Rehman, their
collective efforts are impressive and inspiring.
"I cannot think of a better way to start 2016 than
congratulating those who worked tirelessly in 2015 and made our
communities better and safer places to live and work.
"Well done to all those honoured and, on behalf of the people of
the West Midlands, thank you for all you have done to make a
The Commissioner today paid tribute to OBE recipients:
- Tania Eagle, programme director, Association of Police and
Crime Commissioners, for services to policing.
- David Clarke, former treasurer for Warwickshire and West Mercia
Police and Crime Commissioners, for services to policing
- Sarah Goodall, deputy director National Crime Agency, for
services to law enforcement.
- Sandra Samuels, Wolverhampton councillor, for political service
and services to local government.
Those given an MBE and praised by the Commissioner
- Michael Smith, founder of Word4Weapons, for services to the
reduction of knife and gun crime.
- Aftab Chughtai, for services to business and community
relations in Birmingham.
- Abdullah Rehman, Chief Executive Balsall Heath Forum, for
services to the community.
- Heather Tobin, former Detective Inspector for West Midlands
Police, for services to public protection in the West
The Commissioner also praised British Empire Medal
- Bridget Cameron, for services to young people and the families
of offenders in the West Midlands.
- Maureen Meehan, voluntary services to crime prevention in
- Ian Northcott, former West Midlands Police PC, for services to
the community, particularly homeless people in the West
- Councillor Habib Rehman, for services to business and community
relations in Birmingham.
Mr Jamieson also praised Queen's Police Medal honouree, Steve
Craddock, former West Midlands Police Detective Superintendent.