Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Charlie Hall has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year’s Honours List.
The Queen’s Police Medal is awarded to officers who have forged a distinguished career in terms of exceptional contribution and professional conduct.
Chief Constable Charlie Hall said: “I am really delighted. The award reflects the hard work of all the good people I have worked alongside over the years, developing policing locally and nationally.”
Charlie has been the Chief Constable for Hertfordshire Constabulary since 2016, previously having served as Deputy Chief Constable for Norfolk Constabulary where he started his policing career.
Nationally, Charlie is the National Police Chiefs Council’s portfolio lead on Civil Contingencies, Industrial Action and Prison Disputes, as well as the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme’s (JESIP’s) Senior Responsible Officer (SRO), which aims to improve working relationships across the police, fire and ambulance services at the scene of major incidents. These all sit within the NPCC Operations Co-ordination Committee.
In 2013 he became the senior responsible owner for the JESIP nine months into the programme, at a time when HMIC had indicated that the programme was failing with broken stakeholder relationships.
Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Nick Hurd said: “Chief Constable Charles Hall has been instrumental in developing policing’s response to the changing nature of crime. He serves Hertfordshire with distinction and I am delighted that his contribution has been recognised with the award of a Queen’s Police Medal.”
David Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, said: “This is a fitting reward for an excellent Chief Constable who has done so much for policing in Hertfordshire and nationally.”