Superintendent Paul Keasey awarded King's Police Medal
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Superintendent Paul Keasey has been awarded the King's Police Medal in the New Year's Honours list this year.
The honour, which is awarded to members of the police service for distinguished service in policing, recognises Paul's efforts over his 30-year policing career.
During his policing career, Paul has been internationally recognised for leading multiple European operations tackling organised criminal gangs across the breadth of Europe and beyond.
He has also been the recipient of an international award for Advancing the Field of Digital Investigations; developing new technology; and instigating a whole system approach to tackling sexual and domestic abuse.
In addition, Paul has led and delivered numerous, diverse and complex national policing programmes and capability reviews across a wide range of strategic work streams, including Roads Policing & Safety, Covert Intelligence plus Digital and Cyber Policing.
Paul, who is currently the Constabulary's Director of Specialist Operations, said: "It was very much with a sense of shock when I received the call notifying me of the award. I feel very privileged, thrilled, honoured and humbled at being awarded the prestigious King's Police Medal for services to policing.
"Throughout my career, it has been an absolute privilege to be a police officer but this has only been possible because of the support of my family, specifically my parents, my wife and our boys.
"But ultimately, it is all the remarkable officers and police staff I have had the pleasure of working with who truly deserve this honour because every day they make a real difference to the lives of the public."
Chief Constable Rod Hansen has offered his heartfelt congratulations to Paul.
He said: "Paul is a deserving recipient of the KPM. Three decades of public service and internationally recognised for his innovative ideas that he turns into reality – all in the service of the public.
"It remains my privilege, to have served alongside him and on behalf of the Constabulary, many congratulations Paul – enjoy this appropriate recognition from HM The King."