Commissioner Congratulates Chief on QPM Honour

Gwent Police Chief, Jeff Farrar, has over 30 years police service in Wales during which he has been responsible for a wide range of achievements. He has led operational policing for a number of large scale events including being part of the command team for the 2010 Ryder Cup as well as Police Commander for over 40 of the highest profile supporting events in the UK including FA/ Carling Cup Finals and International rugby and boxing matches. He will now be responsible for the NATO Summit which will be held at the Celtic Manor Resort in September.

Congratulating the Chief Constable on his award, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Ian Johnston, who himself was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for distinguished service in 2003, said: "I would like to personally congratulate the Chief Constable on being awarded the QPM in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours. This is a well-deserved award after 30 years of outstanding service in the Police.

During his distinguished career, the Chief Constable has delivered operational policing for a number of large scale events in the UK with distinction. He is now leading on the delivery of policing for the NATO summit, the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain.

He gives no less than 100 per cent to his duties and he fully deserves this medal. I am delighted that his commitment and his achievements have now been given the Royal seal of approval."