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30 December 2012, 06:00
Chief Constable Phil Gormley has been named in the Queen's New Year Honours List.
Phil Gormley has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year Honours List after nearly three decades of policing.
Mr Gormley became the Chief Constable for Norfolk in January 2010 and has shown strong leadership and direction by guiding the force through a period of unprecedented change against an ever increasing backdrop of financial pressures.
Chief Constable Phil Gormley said: "I was surprised and delighted to discover I was to receive this honour. Policing is a fantastic career and it has been a privilege to serve the public in four forces. We are only ever as good as the people around us and I have worked with some great people.
"To be recognised in this way is humbling and I could not have done it without the support and encouragement of my wife and daughter. For me this honour also reflects the efforts of everyone in Norfolk Constabulary who work so hard to keep the county and its communities safe."
Mr Gormley has also been recognised on a national level for his work to collaborate Norfolk with neighbouring Suffolk Constabulary which has led to the merger of the majority of operational and business functions.
He is currently the national ACPO lead for the Uniformed Operations Business Area. In this role he actively manages key areas of national operational policing such as firearms, public order and public safety, roads policing, emergency procedures, air operations, football and emergency services interoperability.