Devon and Cornwall Police Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew - Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
Devon and Cornwall Police Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew - Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Queen rewards Devon's Assistant Chief Constable with policing medal

Joseph Bulmer

Devon and Cornwall Police Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew has been awarded the Queen’s Policing Medal (QPM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

According to the the Honours System of the United Kingdom information page, the Queen’s Police Medal is awarded to "members of the police service in all four nations of the United Kingdom for a specially distinguished record in police specific services of conspicuous merit, along with special services to Royalty, Heads of States and valuable political and secret services."

ACC Mayhew has had a long and distinguished policing career and was appointed Assistant Chief Constable for Operations for Devon and Cornwall Police in January 2022. Prior to this new role, ACC Mayhew was the Commander for Alliance Operations department.

With the exception of two years as Director of Intelligence, the majority of Glen’s policing career has been in uniform operations: he is a specialist strategic firearms commander, Strategic public order and public safety commander, Strategic major incident commander and Hostage & Crisis Negotiator.

Speaking of his receipt of Queen’s Policing Medal, ACC Mayhew said: “I am delighted to receive this honour. I am very proud of the role I have played in the policing service and to be part of the policing family working alongside colleagues who work hard to serve our communities every day. To be part of that family is a real privilege.”

Devon and Cornwall Police Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew - Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
Devon and Cornwall Police Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew - Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

The Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police, Shaun Sawyer QPM, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Glen on this wonderful honour which is a reflection of his distinguished police career.

"He has led vital operations across our Force area such as our response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the G7 Summit. He is widely respected by colleagues and within his own community, where he is a committed volunteer.

"I am very proud that one of our own police family has been honoured in this way; it is truly deserved.”

As the ACC for Operations, he is the executive lead for specialist uniform operations including public order, roads policing, firearms and operations and contingency planning.

He is also the chair of the Local Resilience Forum for Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly and the national NPCC portfolio lead for search & rescue and drowning prevention.

In 2020, Glen was appointed the Police Gold commander and chair of the Strategic Co-ordinating Group managing the response to the Covid-19 health pandemic. In 2021 he undertook the role as Police Gold commander for G7 World Leader's Summit in 2021, which is the largest and most complex ever undertaken by Devon and Cornwall Police.