Honour Lists commend Humberside cop
12:00am 11th June 2011
Humberside Police Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Donald has been awarded the Queen's Police Medal after being named in the official Queens Birthday Honours list.
The award is in recognition of Mr Donald's distinguished policing career, which spans more than 26 years and has included a variety of roles.
Having grown up in Scunthorpe, attending the Riddings Comprehensive School, Mr Donald joined Humberside Police in 1985.
Previously the Divisional Commander of North Lincolnshire, Mr Donald has had a broad career within Humberside Police which has seen him undertake detective roles, work within the force drug squad, head the roads policing and training departments and also serve in each division of the force as an operational Superintendent.
Mr Donald was promoted to Assistant Chief Constable in 2008 with responsibility for operational policing across the area and was also responsible for leading the introduction of the Policing Pledge and improving public confidence in Humberside Police.
Mr Donald is currently the ACPO lead for Neighbourhood Policing and is also a member of the ACPO Roads Policing business area.
Speaking of his award, Mr Donald said:
"I consider it a massive honour and incredible privilege to receive the Queen's Police Medal.
"I owe much of what I have achieved throughout my career to my colleagues, and in particular to my family who have always provided me with their unfaltering support. For that I am indebted.
"It has been a privilege not only to serve the communities of the Humberside Police area, but also to be involved in some key national work to improve policing for which I am immensely proud."
Humberside Police Chief Constable Tim Hollis added:
"I am delighted at the award of the Queen's Police Medal to Stuart Donald.
"As a chief officer not only has he provided leadership within Humberside, he has also made a significant contribution to developments in policing at a national level.
"He is currently the ACPO lead for Neighbourhood Policing which reflects our commitment to provide the best policing we can to local communities.
"The award also confirms that Humberside Police possesses officers of the highest calibre whose achievements and professionalism are recognised nationally and which maintain the highest traditions of the British Police Service.
"It's great news for Stuart and his family - and great news for Humberside Police."
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