Queen’s Birthday Honours (9 June 2018)

Three senior West Yorkshire Police officers have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dee Collins is awarded a CBE, for services to policing and to the British Association of Women in Policing, Chief Superintendent Mabs Hussain is awarded an MBE for services to West Yorkshire Police and to charity and Chief Superintendent Paul Money is awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Services to Policing.

"I am really touched by the recognition, which I regard as a huge complement to all women in policing and to their male colleagues who support them. It shows how far we have come," said the Chief Constable, who is Chair of the British Association of Women in Policing and national lead on gender and equality for the Police Chiefs' Council.

"I'm grateful that West Yorkshire Police and wider police service are being recognised for their willingness and commitment to being more representative and inclusive. Greater diversity is key to our future policing needs and I encourage people from all backgrounds to look at what modern policing can offer as a career."

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "I am delighted that Dee, Mabs and Paul have been recognised for their very significant contributions to UK policing, diversity and charitable work. I know how passionate they all are about serving the communities of West Yorkshire and I want to warmly congratulate them all on receiving their very well deserved honours.

"Dee came to West Yorkshire with a great deal of experience and understanding of policing issues. During her time here she has worked extensively on the wellbeing of police officers and staff, creating an inclusive culture and championing women in policing as well as promoting diversity to ensure our police force better represents the communities we serve. She is dedicated to keeping our county safe and feeling safe, and has done all this while West Yorkshire Police has faced unprecedented financial challenges and competing demands.

"Having known Paul and Mabs for a number of years, they personify what West Yorkshire Police stands for in working tirelessly to improve the lives of people across our communities with the upmost dedication, integrity and passion. They have my sincere thanks and appreciation for all that they do and again I am delighted for them, their families and West Yorkshire Police as a whole that they have received such recognition."

Wakefield District Commander Chief Superintendent Hussain also work extensively with a number of charities.

"I was both surprised and absolutely humbled to have even been nominated by the community and the charities who I have the pleasure of working with, to be recognised for my contribution to them and West Yorkshire Police, is an absolute privilege" said Mabs.

"This is not just recognition for me, but for the excellent work done on a daily basis by incredible people in our communities, these charities and colleagues across policing."

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Dee Collins said: "Mabs is an outstanding leader. Despite his significant work commitments as a District Commander, he still makes time to volunteer and help the less fortunate through his excellent charity work. This is very deserved recognition."

Chief Superintendent Paul Money has been Leeds District Commander since 2011. He is the senior officer responsible for policing in Leeds, West Yorkshire Police's largest of its 5 policing districts.

"Being awarded the QPM, having been nominated by my peers, is one of the many highlights of my career and I see it as recognition not just of me and what I've achieved, but the team around me. The officers and staff of Leeds District are some of the finest people anyone could wish to lead, they do an incredible job every day and I am very proud of them, Said Chief Supt Money.

"It is an incredibly challenging District to police at times, with more than 2000 officers, police staff and volunteers covering neighbourhood policing, serious crime, safeguarding and response policing, regularly dealing with more than 200 crimes and over 600 calls for service every single day.

Despite all the pressures, it goes without saying that I feel extremely privileged to lead District policing working with my colleagues to keep people as safe as possible in Leeds and to do so for such a long time ."

Chief Constable Dee Collins said "Paul has done an incredible job, managing a police district which is larger than some police Force areas.

"His calm and thoughtful approach, coupled with a real depth of knowledge not just of policing, but of the area he serves, has been a massive asset to West Yorkshire Police."

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