DERBYSHIRE Constabulary’s Deputy Chief Constable Alan Goodwin has been honoured by the Queen.
DCC Goodwin, who is from Buxton, has received the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the New Year Honours list.
Mr Goodwin, who attended the town’s former grammar school, Buxton College, joined Derbyshire Constabulary after completing his A Levels and was appointed to the post of Assistant Chief Constable in January 2000. He became Deputy Chief Constable in April 2003.
He said: “I am absolutely delighted and extremely proud to receive this award.
“It has genuinely been a privilege to serve my home county as a police officer for the past 32 years and although it might sound like a bit of a cliché, this award is also recognition of the fantastic people I have worked with during that time, within both the Constabulary and across the many partnerships and communities throughout Derbyshire.
“As a Buxton lad I’m obviously biased but I believe that Derbyshire is one of the most beautiful places to live and work in the country and if I’ve played any small part in also making it one of the safest, then that makes this award even more special.”