Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Constabulary, Suzette Davenport, has received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Gloucestershire.
One of only eight women chief constables among the 43 forces of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Suzette has been a police officer for more than 30 years.
Every year the university presents Honorary Awards to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution both in the county and beyond. The Constabulary has been very active in supporting the University’s plans for a centre of research and teaching in cybersecurity at Berkeley, in South Gloucestershire. Criminology and our Computing students have enjoyed the contribution of guest lecturers from the police and opportunities to visit Police HQ to observe policing practice.
Suzette received her award along with hundreds of graduating students at today’s ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral.
On presenting her award, Dr Caroline Mills, head of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, said the university is continuing to develop its relationship with Gloucestershire Constabulary, adding: “These are great opportunities for both of our institutions and we are pleased to be able to mark this developing partnership by bestowing on Suzette an Honorary Fellowship today.”
On receiving her award, Suzette, who sits on the board of directors for the College of Policing, said: “I feel privileged and truly honoured to receive this award. As ever it comes only as a result of the great people and their work that I am proud to lead.”