West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson today congratulated the local heroes recognised in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List.
Three officers from West Midlands Police have been honoured, along with fundraisers, volunteers, campaigners and other emergency service personnel from around the region.
Assistant Chief Constable Gareth Cann, Pc Rob Pedley and Inspector Michael Brown from West Midlands Police were all awarded.
ACC Cann – who has risen through the ranks from Birmingham beat bobby to one of the force’s most senior officers – was given the Queen’s Police Medal, while Pc Pedley – who created a project to steer teenagers away from violent crime funded by the PCC – received an MBE for outstanding contribution to policing and community. Insp Brown, best known as Mental Health Cop on Twitter, was given an OBE for his work to raise awareness of mental health issues in policing.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: “It is wonderful to see these outstanding officers from West Midlands Police honoured. They are a credit to both our force and our region.
“The Queen’s Birthday Honours are a great opportunity for our local hard-working heroes to get their much-deserved moment in the spotlight. Congratulations to you all.”
Mr Jamieson praised and congratulated everyone who received an honour in the West Midlands, in particular:
- Former West Midlands Police officer Suzette Davenport, now Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Police, who received the Queen’s Police Medal.
- West Midlands Ambulance Service motorcycle paramedic Stephen Harris from Smethwick, who received an MBE for services to emergency care and voluntary service in Birmingham.
- Councillor Peter Hogarth from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, who was given an MBE for services to the community.