A Surrey Police officer has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list announced yesterday (Friday 7 June).
Police Constable Simon Fahey, who is based in Guildford, has been awarded a Queen's Police Medal for his services to policing in a career spanning 22 years with the Force.
He has spent the vast majority of that time as a front line response officer, but has also worked in the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Interceptor Team, and as a Source Handler within the Intelligence Team.
He has been recognised for multiple awards over his career, including the Royal Humane Society medal for saving someone’s life in 2018, and multiple Chief Constable Commendations. PC Fahey was also recognised for arresting the same number of people as his collar number.
In 2005, PC Fahey arrested a man for theft, he had no previous record, however, DNA samples taken allowed the successful conviction of a prolific sex offender who was wanted for historic sexual assaults on young women between 1989 and 1996 in the Metropolitan Police area.
PC Fahey said of receiving the QPM: "To receive this honour for doing something that I absolutely love is fantastic. I have never been so shocked and surprised, I am lost for words and it is overwhelming.
“I am so proud to have been recognised in this way, I love working in policing and helping our communities.”
Chief Constable Gavin Stephens said: “Simon exemplifies the finest traditions of British policing. He has contributed so much to keep our communities safe and does so with dedicated service and friendly good humour.
“We are so proud of him and delighted that he has been recognised with the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. He is a role model to many and a real Surrey superhero.”