THREE members of Hampshire Constabulary have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Deputy Chief Constable Sara Glen, Assistant Chief Constable David Hardcastle and PC Mark Ranola have all been honoured.

Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney said: “I am incredibly proud that these officers have received these honours and I would like to offer my congratulations to them on behalf of the force.”

DCC Glen, 49, has been awarded a Queen’s Police Medal following 27 years' service.

She has dedicated 27 years to serving her community, serving at every rank up to Deputy Chief Constable with Hampshire Constabulary in uniform and as a detective.

Hampshire police said she was nominated for her dedication and inspirational leadership.

She said: "I am as passionate and committed today as I was when I started policing and I consider myself privileged to work with amazing people who dedicate their lives every day to serving the public, protecting people and seeking justice for those who are targeted by criminals."

Assistant Chief Constable David Hardcastle has been awarded a Royal Victorian Order.

The honour is granted in recognition of the work he undertook in 2018 when he was Gold Commander of the policing operations for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank.

He said: “I am absolutely thrilled that policing has been recognised and I am tremendously humbled to receive such a personal award from Her Majesty.

“I am proud to be a police officer and be able to make a difference every day to the communities that we serve, and I am privileged to lead a team of fantastic officers and staff."

PC Mark Ranola, a neighbourhood officer in Yateley, has been awarded the British Empire Medal.