Royal appointment for devoted police chief

Temporary Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer with her Queen's Police Medal
Temporary Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer with her Queen's Police Medal

A POLICE chief has been rewarded for her devotion to the service by Prince Charles.

Temporary Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Jacqui Cheer was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Also rewarded was enquiry officer Dave Pickering, who is now employed by Steria which run several functions for Cleveland Police, who was given an MBE for services to policing.

Ms Cheer started her career with Essex Police in April 1984 and then moved to Suffolk Constabulary as assistant chief constable in 2006.

She was promoted to deputy chief constable a year later and joined Cleveland Police temporarily in October last year.

Mr Pickering collected his MBE from HRH Princess Anne.

Ms Cheer said: “I’m delighted that Dave has received recognition for the excellent work he does in Yarm. From a personal perspective, it was lovely to meet Prince Charles and accept my QPM. In policing, you tend to do the job and not expect anything so I did feel proud to receive the award. My family were also able to attend which made the day incredibly special.”