Top Lancashire police officer awarded the prestigious Queen’s Police Medal

Posted on - 14th June, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, People, Preston News, Proud Preston
Deputy Chief Constable Terry Woods Pic: @LancsPolice / Twitter
DCC Woods is described as ‘an inspiration’ Pic: @LancsPolice / Twitter

One of Lancashire’s most senior police officers has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours.


Deputy Chief Constable for Lancashire Police Terry Woods said he was humbled to receive the prestigious award.

Described as an ‘exemplary operational leader’ and an ‘inspiration to officers and staff’, Terry joined Lancashire Police in 1996.

He has worked in many roles including Response, Road Policing, Support Unit, Child Sexual Exploitation Teams, Neighbourhood Policing and Change Management.

Terry is also an accredited Specialist Strategic Firearms, CBRN, Public Order and Multi Agency Commander.

Most recently, Terry took command in the early stages of the partnership under the Lancashire Resilience Forum during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said the award was “befitting and well deserved”, and described Terry as “an absolutely pivotal pillar in Lancashire’s response to the pandemic, of which we’re extremely proud!”

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