Queen’s Police Medal
A former Essex Police officer has been recognised with a Queen’s Police Medal.
Paul Nicholls, a former dog handler who recently retired, has been recognised for his distinguished Services to Policing.
He received his medal at a dedicated ceremony at Buckingham Palace yesterday.
Hear Paul’s story here.
Our reporter Georgina Baxter chatted with Paul about his meeting with the Queen:
National K9 Memorial
National K9 Memorial is an official campaign to raise funds, erect a K9 memorial and hall of honour, in memory of our brave police dogs.
A plaque is situated within the Police Memorial Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Police are aiming to raise funds for a more suitable and fitting sculpture in Chelmsford, Essex.
Listen to part two of our interview with former Essex Police officer and Dog Handler, Paul Nicholls: