The inspirational leadership and infectious enthusiasm of Hampshire Constabulary’s Deputy Chief Constable has seen her honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
DCC Sara Glen has been awarded a Queen’s Police Medal (QPM).
She has dedicated 27 years to serving her community, serving at every rank up to Deputy Chief Constable with Hampshire Constabulary in uniform and as a detective.
She is nominated for both for her dedication over this time, and her inspirational leadership helping to shape the service which Hampshire Constabulary provides to residents and communities at a time when the complexity of crime is creating new challenges including impact on the resilience and wellbeing of officers and staff.
As well as focusing on putting in place some of the most comprehensive plans in policing to support mental and physical wellbeing, she regularly is out on patrol with officers to check that the aspirations are a reality for them.
Sara also leads nationally for the police service on Charging and Out of Court Disposals, working with police forces, the Crown Prosecution Service and many other partners to increase the use of early intervention and diversion to reduce reoffending and improve victim satisfaction.
DCC Glen, 49, who joined Hampshire Constabulary in 1991, said: “I am very honoured to receive the Queen’s Policing Medal.
“I am as passionate and committed today as I was when I started policing and I consider myself privileged to work with amazing people who dedicate their lives every day to serving the public, protecting people, and seeking justice for those who are targeted by criminals.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Hampshire Constabulary, for the teamwork and compassion that they show every day. It is truly inspiring and makes me proud to serve alongside them.”
Chief Constable Olivia Pinkey said: “I know I speak for all her current and past Hampshire Constabulary colleagues in congratulating DCC Sara Glen on the award of her QPM.
“Sara’s award reflects many years of exemplary service to the people we serve, but also her passionate care for her colleagues.
“Sara is a lead voice in national policing, modernising many aspects of criminal justice.
“I know she will be the first to say that this award reflects the teams she works with and the colleagues who share her drive to deliver the very best of British policing to the people in our area. Well done Sara – we are all very proud of your award!”