Honours for officers and staff of Police Scotland

Five individuals within Police Scotland have been recognised for exceptional and outstanding public service as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Chief Superintendent Hazel Hendren
Chief Superintendent Hazel Hendren

Recently retired Chief Superintendents Campbell Thomson and Hazel Hendren receive the Queen’s Police Service Medal (QPM), the highest honour awarded for policing service.

Special Constable Graham Wilson and Scottish Police College estates supervisor Tom Kenny receive British Empire Medals (BEMs).

Special Constable John Bullough, who is also Chairman of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, receives an Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Emergency Healthcare in Scotland and to the community in Perth.

Chief Superintendent Hendren retired from policing in September this year following 30 years of service to the community, most recently as Divisional Commander for Greater Glasgow.

Hazel held roles in every rank across the Greater Glasgow area including Easterhouse, Pollok, Glasgow South East and the City Centre where she commanded numerous high profile events. Hazel led the divisional change programme in preparation for the single force.

Before returning to G Division, she served as the Divisional Commander for West Dunbartonshire and Argyll.


Hazel said: “It is an honour to have commitment to public service recognised in this way. I am deeply grateful to all those who have supported me through the decades and to those in our communities, particularly in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, who have worked with me throughout the years.”

Chief Constable Iain Livingstone QPM said: “I am grateful for the dedication and commitment to public service from officers, staff, special constables and the wider police family, which takes place every day across Scotland.

“I give my heartfelt thanks for that work and my warmest congratulations to those recognised by Her Majesty the Queen.”