Hannah Wheeler

OW Hannah Wheeler Awarded Queen’s Police Medal

Very many congratulations to Old Wellensian, Hannah Wheeler, who was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year’s Honours List for Distinguished Service, one of fewer than 30 officers of all ranks from across the UK and the British Territories to have received this award, this year.

At the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, temporary Superintendent Hannah Wheeler was seconded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services. Hannah moved to lead the work of establishing and coordinating the supply of protective equipment to police forces in the UK on behalf of the National Police Coordination Centre.

Hannah, said:
“I am truly honoured and humbled by this recognition. This has been the most challenging and demanding undertaking.

“The sheer process of setting up the PPE strand of work in a matter of days in order to supply our frontline with the vital PPE they need to keep themselves, their families and communities safe has been monumental. Our mission of saving lives was at the forefront of everything we did.

“My team of brilliant police staff and officers has been outstanding throughout and continues to be, and none of this could have been achieved without their support and dedication and the ongoing support of my family, friends and colleagues.