Honoured for gender agenda role in police

PUBLISHED: 12:26 23 June 2006 | UPDATED: 21:57 28 May 2010

THE county s most senior police officer has been honoured for her leadership in promoting the agenda for women in policing. Julie Spence, 50, Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire for the past year and previously deputy to her predecessor Tom Lloyd, was award

THE county's most senior police officer has been honoured for her leadership in promoting the agenda for women in policing.

Julie Spence, 50, Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire for the past year and previously deputy to her predecessor Tom Lloyd, was awarded the OBE.

Her professional career includes working with the Association of Chief Police Officers terrorism and allied matters committee on royalty and VIP protection and counter terrorism tactics.

The OBE citation adds: "Her leadership of the gender agenda and the British Association for Women in Policing has been a major driver of the national agenda for gender equality in British policing."

Mrs Spence, who lives in Cambridge, said: "I am particularly pleased that the work I and others have done to advance British policing and the role of women in policing has been recognised in this way. And my achievements have only been possible thanks to the co-operation, professionalism and support of many colleagues and friends.

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