New Year Honours for the Police Service

  • 30 December 2016

New Year Honours for the Police Service

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

Retired Detective Superintendent Graham McCrory has been awarded the MBE for Services to Policing and the Community in Northern Ireland.

Three Queen’s Police Medals (QPM) have been awarded. They go to Detective Chief Inspector Anne Marks, Inspector Robin Gouk and Sergeant Sam Hoey for Services to Policing in Northern Ireland. 


Detective Superintendent Graham McCrory (Retired)

Graham McCrory recently completed 31 years police service.  During his time in the RUCGC and Police Service of Northern Ireland he served as a uniformed officer and a detective.  His most recent position was Detective Superintendent in Crime Operations Department prior to his retirement earlier this year. 


Detective Chief Inspector Anne Marks

Anne Marks joined the police service in 1992.  She is currently a Detective Chief Inspector in Public Protection and would be considered to be one of the most experienced officers, with over 20 years’ experience, on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.


Inspector Robin Gouk

Robin Gouk has been a member of the police service for 28 years.  He has worked in many locations but is currently an Inspector in North Belfast where he has worked tirelessly to support, protect and build trust with the local community.


Sergeant Sam Hoey

Sam Hoey has worked in the Newry and South Armagh area since 2003.  He has been instrumental in bringing about changes to the patrolling style in the South Armagh since the withdrawal of military support in 2007.  He is extremely well known and highly regarded by the local community.


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