Warwickshire Chief Constable visiting royal palace to receive police medal from the Queen

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THE Deputy Chief Constable of Warwickshire will visit Buckingham Palace today (Wednesday) to receive the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) from Her Majesty the Queen.

Andy Parker was recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for his services to policing.

Mr Parker joined Warwickshire Police as Assistant Chief Constable in January 2005 following a successful career at North Yorkshire Police. He was promoted to DCC in July 2007 after performing the temporary role for a year.

He currently has specific responsibility for Professional Standards, the force change programme and the management of critical incidents.

He is a member of the ACPO Performance Management Business Area where he leads on Performance Assessment Development, the National Management Information System (NMIS) and the HO Data Hub

He is also the ACPO lead for the development of policing relationships with the Rwandan National Police.

During his service with North Yorkshire Police, Mr Parker gained experience as an Area Commander and as a senior investigating officer. He has worked on several major incidents including the Great Heck rail disaster, the Duneswick air crash and the York and Selby floods.

Commenting on the award earlier this year Mr Parker said: “I am delighted to receive this honour. It is a privilege to serve the communities of Warwickshire and to work with such a dedicated and professional workforce, who work incredibly hard to protect the public from harm.

“To receive the QPM is a reflection on the whole organisation, of which I am immensely proud.”