Five Birthday Honours have come to policing in Northern Ireland.

Three King’s Police Medals (KPM) one Member of the British Empire (MBE) and British Empire Medal (BEM) have been awarded.

The KPMs go to Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones, Superintendent Kellie McMillan and Constable Valerie Robinson.

The MBE goes to Detective Superintendent Ewan Anderson and the BEM goes to a retired staff member who has requested no publicity.


KPM - Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones

Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones has over 30 years’ service and is currently the Belfast Area Co-ordinator and the service lead for Business Crime.

During his career he has held a number of positions including Area Co-ordinator for Derry City and Strabane and established many collaborative partnerships with a diverse range of organisations helping to build community confidence in policing.


KPM - Superintendent Kellie McMillan

Superintendent Kellie McMillan has over 20 years’ service and is currently the District Commander for Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon.

She has held a number of posts during her career, including Area Commander for West Belfast, where she has shown dedication to enhancing local communities and building key stakeholder relationships.


KPM - Constable Valerie Robinson

Constable Valerie Robinson has been a police officer for 36 years.  In her current role she been responsible for planning and provided a critical role in organising policing operations for some of the largest and most complex events which have taken place across Northern Ireland.


MBE - Detective Superintendent Ewan Anderson

Detective Superintendent Ewan Anderson has nearly 30 years’ service. 

Throughout his career he has demonstrated determination and focus to improving communities in both local policing roles, and more recently, as a senior detective. He has led on numerous serious and organised crime investigations.

Ewan was also the former President of Superintendents’ Association.

Superintendent Kellie McMillan
Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones