Four police officers from Northern Ireland honoured

Chief Superintendent Alasdair Robinson

Chief Superintendent Alasdair Robinson

Four Birthday Honours have come to policing in Northern Ireland.

Chief Superintendent Alasdair Robinson has been awarded the MBE for services to policing and the community in Northern Ireland.

Three Queen’s Police Medals (QPM) have been awarded. They go to Detective Chief Superintendent Barbara Gray, Detective Chief Superintendent Hugh Hume and Chief Inspector Bernard O’Connor for services to policing in Northern Ireland.

Chief Superintendent Alasdair Robinson has served in all six counties of Northern Ireland over a period of 33 years as a police officer.

Currently leading on professional standards and discipline, Alasdair has held many senior operational command posts often in very challenging circumstances.

Detective Chief Superintendent Barbara Gray has 27 years’ police service.

As one of the PSNI’s most senior female officers, Barbara has influenced, encouraged and mentored many colleagues in the advancement of their careers.

Detective Chief Superintendent Hugh Hume has been a police officer for almost 30 years, during which time he has served across Northern Ireland in both uniform and detective roles.

In recent years he has been influential in enhancing relationships and building community confidence in policing.

Chief Inspector Bernard O’Connor has been a police officer for 29 years.

He is currently Chief Inspector for engagement in Newry, Mourne and Down District.