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Chief Constable Jane Sawyers receives Queen’s Police Medal

16 June 2017 Local News

Chief Constable Jane Sawyers has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished service in the Birthday Honours as she retires after 33-years of dedicated service to the communities of Staffordshire.

Jane Sawyers said “I am extremely humbled by this honour. Policing really is a job like no other, every day can be challenging or rewarding and often both.  It has been my privilege to serve alongside hundreds of dedicated officers and staff, who all deserve recognition for their work.”

DCC Nick Baker said on behalf of Staffordshire Police: “It’s fantastic news to hear that Jane’s commitment and dedication to duty has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.  This comes on the very weekend she retires from a fantastic career serving the communities of Staffordshire. I’m sure she will feel very humbled and honoured to be recognised. She has dedicated her career to protecting those at risk of harm and making a real difference to our communities.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis, said: “Jane Sawyers has had a long and esteemed career in policing, serving the public for over 33 years from constable to Chief Constable in Staffordshire – which is an accomplishment few will follow with. The recognition of the Queen’s Police Medal is well founded, extremely welcome and well deserved and I wish Jane every success in the future in whatever she chooses to do.”

Jane will receive the medal later this year.



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