"A huge honour": Deputy Chief Constable receives Queen's Police Medal
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Leicestershire Police’s Deputy Chief Constable has described the “huge honour” of being awarded with the Queen’s Police Medal last week.
DCC Rob Nixon, who has served his entire 28-year career with Leicestershire Police, was awarded the QPM at a ceremony held at Windsor Castle on Wednesday (8 December).
DCC Nixon was awarded his QPM at a ceremony at Windsor Castle
The medal, which is awarded to police in the United Kingdom for gallantry or distinguished service, was presented by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.
Speaking about being awarded with the medal, DCC Nixon said: “It was a huge honour to receive this award but I do also recognise the absolute privilege I have of working with so many talented people each and every day who are equally deserving of this honour.
“It was great to have the opportunity to share some insight with His Royal Highness last week about the amazing work that takes place in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. His Royal Highness was particularly interested in the challenges that have occurred because of Covid-19 and our response work in relation to this.”
DCC Nixon is a graduate of the University of Leicester and has grown up in the county.
The award reflects his outstanding service to communities across the force area over many years as a detective, as the Commander for the City of Leicester, a key figure in the policing of the East Midlands region and as the lead officer who drives much of the work of the force to embed policing in local communities and to embrace technology.
DCC Nixon has led multi-force collaborative units working with Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. He also led Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s response to COVID-19 chairing the Local Resilience Forum’s Strategic Co-ordination Group as well as work to design and implement a new model of policing into the force area in March 2020.