New Year Honours
New Year Honours

Four New Year Honours have come to policing in Northern Ireland.

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

The KPMs go to Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd, Detective Superintendent Lindsay Fisher and Constable John Bannon.

The BEM goes to James Reed.


KPM - Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd has over 30 years’ service and is currently responsible for the Justice Department.

Alan strategically led the Police Service’s response to COVID-19 and recently oversaw the policing operation following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the visit of His Majesty King Charles.  He has previously led a number of major policing events including, The Open Championship, G8, The Giro d’italia and Olympic Torch Run.

He is also the UK National lead for Contact Management, Chair of the National 999/112 Liaison Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Police Digital Service.


KPM - Detective Superintendent Lindsay Fisher

Detective Superintendent Lindsay Fisher has been a police officer for 20 years.

Most recently Lindsay has played a vital role in the development of the Service’s Violence Against Women and Girls Action Plan and was the operation lead for the new Domestic Abuse Legislation in Northern Ireland.


KPM Constable John Bannon.

Constable John Bannon has been a police officer for 19 years. During this time, John has worked tirelessly within the Derry City and Strabane District.  Throughout his career, he has been influential in enhancing relationships and building community confidence in policing.


BEM James Reed

James Reed has worked in policing for over 20 years.  Throughout his career, James has worked within Scientific Support Branch and currently manages forensic submissions.


The Northern Ireland Honours list will be available on the NI Direct website at 10:30pm tonight.