Two South Wales recipients of King’s Police Medal in New Year Honours
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Many congratulations to two members of South Wales Police, who have received King’s Police Medals in the 2024 New Year Honours list.
The KPMs have been announced for Assistant Chief Constable Jason Davies and Edward Ough, a former Superintendent now in a staff role in the Joint Legal Services department.
Reacting to the honours, Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan said:
“I’m so pleased for Jason and Edward, who are excellent ambassadors for South Wales Police, and who both thoroughly deserve this recognition.
“I am proud of their many years of dedicated and unwavering service to the communities of South Wales, in a whole range of roles. For each of them, this honour represents a richly deserved further acknowledgement of what they have achieved.”
ACC Jason Davies joined South Wales Police in 2001, initially serving in Neath Port Talbot. He has since served in a number of different departments and roles – including as head of the Public Protection Department, and leading the Justice Services portfolio.
In November 2019 he was promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent (Head of Crime), before joining the chief officer team earlier this year.
ACC Davies said:
“I am grateful to be the recipient of such a prestigious honour, but truly humbled to have been nominated by the very people who deliver as much, and often more than I do for our communities each day.
“It is working with them, and being able to serve the public, that is the ultimate honour and privilege.”
Edward Ough joined the organisation in 1993, first being posted to the west of Cardiff. He subsequently took on a variety of roles before landing his dream job leading Specialist Operations, and being the inaugural head of Operational Support Services. His final role as an officer was as head of Criminal Justice.
He said he was in “a state of disbelief” at the award, adding:
“It has been my honour and privilege to serve the public of South Wales for the past 30 years and to work with such exceptional colleagues and partners along the way.
“While you always remember the best parts of the job, policing remains a contact ‘sport’, and one which you and your loved ones rarely emerge from completely unscathed. I would like to thank my family, friends, nominators and all staff, officers and community partners who I have had the benefit of working with over the past 30 years – I am merely a custodian of the award for each of them.”