Bedfordshire Officer wins Police Officer of the Year award during National Black Police Association Conference
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A/Sergeant Ruth Honegan was awarded the Police Officer of the Year award for her contribution to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Bedfordshire.
The former Vice Chair of the force Diversity Support Group and part of the National Uplift Programme, was presented the award by Dr Stuart Lawrence, the brother of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered during an unprovoked racist attack in April 1993 and Dionne Johnson, Vice Chair of the National Black Police Association.
She said: “I am overwhelmed to have received this award. I have worked hard over a number of years to ensure that our force is representative of the communities we serve and that officers and staff from those communities are supported when they join the force.
“I will never stop driving for diversity, equality and inclusion and will continue to support the force and the national association to deliver the Race Action Plan.”
Representatives from the force’s DSG attended the conference in Gloucestershire which was themed: Institutional Racism, the facts behind the headlines.
Find out more about what Bedfordshire Police is doing to support the Race Action Plan.