Dyfed Powys Police Chief Constable Jackie Roberts has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in the New Year’s Honours.
Ms Roberts began her career in South Wales Police in 1983. She transferred to the Avon and Somerset Constabulary in February 2005, where she was Assistant Chief Constable.
Ms Roberts joined Dyfed Powys Police in September 2009 as Deputy Chief Constable and was appointed Chief Constable in June 2012. Ms Roberts has made history as the first female Chief Officer in the Dyfed Powys Police.
Ms Roberts said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded the QPM – it really is an honour indeed. I have been privileged to have had a fantastic 29 year career in policing in Wales and Avon and Somerset and am looking forward to a few more years yet. It is lovely to get the the recognition for all the hard work, effort and sacrifice along the way but I have to also thank all the staff who have worked so tirelessly along-side me for many years. I am very much looking forward to attending the Palace to receive my award.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon said: "I am delighted that Chief Constable Jackie Roberts has been awarded the Queen's Police Medal in the New Years' honours. It is testament to the years of dedication that she has given to the police service."