Posted on 30th March 2017
Chief Constable Mick Creedon has been presented with an award in recognition of his ‘outstanding contribution’ to policing.
Mr Creedon, who retires in May after 37 years’ service, was given a surprise Special Recognition Award at a ceremony at police headquarters, Ripley, last night.
The award was presented by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary Zoë Billingham and the citation reads: “This award is to recognise the outstanding contribution that you have made to policing over 37 years.
“Your passion, commitment and dedication are second to none and the influence you have brought to the service both nationally, regionally and locally have been unrivalled. Your colleagues in policing will miss your intellect, your judgement and your passion.”
During the ceremony, Ms Billingham said: “Mr Creedon inspires his staff without rendering them awestruck and he always puts his staff first.
“Derbyshire Constabulary is one of the best forces in the country. The chief and the force set an example for other forces to aim for.”
Mr Creedon said: “I am proud to have served such a fantastic force. I want to thank everyone at Derbyshire Constabulary but particularly their families – we couldn’t police the county without the support you give to our officers and staff.”