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Warwickshire Police Deputy Chief Constable to receive Queen's Police Medal

The Deputy Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police has been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List for her Distinguished Services to Policing.

DCC Karen Manners will be presented with the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) at a special ceremony in London in the coming months.

Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Martin Jelley said, "I am absolutely delighted for Karen and this is recognition of her dedication, commitment and passion for protecting our public during the last 30 years. It is an honour to have Karen working for Warwickshire Police and this is an outstanding achievement.

"Karen is an extremely talented senior police leader who each and every day is focused on protecting people from harm in Warwickshire.  She is widely respected by our workforce, partners and nationally for her leadership and drive around protecting the most vulnerable.

"I am thrilled that Karen has been honoured and recognised for all her hard work and achievements."

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said, "I am absolutely delighted at the decision to award the Queen's Police Medal to DCC Karen Manners.

"On behalf of all communities across Warwickshire I am pleased to offer my congratulations to Karen on this prestigious accolade. It is a great recognition the high calibre of people we have at all levels of policing who are working hard to make Warwickshire a safer and more secure place."

Commenting on the award, DCC Manners said, "I am deeply honoured and humbled to receive this award. I have had the privilege of working alongside our committed partner agencies and a dedicated professional workforce. This has allowed us to the deliver a higher quality of service to the most vulnerable in our communities.

"2017 is an exciting year for Warwickshire Police and the strategic alliance with our West Mercia Police partners, as we introduce some innovative new projects. These will highlight our new technologies and new ways of working that will help make us a police service fit to meet the challenges of the future. I am extremely proud to be leading this work and continuing my focus on delivering new approaches to protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities.

"Receiving the QPM is a reflection on the whole organisation, of which I am immensely proud."


Notes to editors: Karen will be available for interview from Monday 19 June. Please contact the News Hub on 01789 444737 or on

Published 16/06/17