Chief inspector who has championed safety of women appointed MBE

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June 18, 2024

Chief Inspector Caroline Hay is the first City of London Police officer to be awarded an honour by His Majesty King Charles III – more specifically, a MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours List.

In this way, Hay is recognised for engaging partners from Corporation of London, local business and charities to partake in Operation Reframe – a monthly operation focusing on preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG), in the night-time economy. Hay also runs Wecops, an online space to draw together the national policing family and partners to share experiences and learning in bi-weekly hourly chats. Through this platform and collaboration with subject matter experts, it is allowing police staff to influence the national policing agenda.

“We’ve taken huge strides to make the city safer for women and girls and that is down to dedicated police officers and engaged partners all working together on a common goal," said Hay.

T/Commissioner Pete O’Doherty said: “Caroline has worked tirelessly and with such compassion to drive our activity in response to violence against women and girls."

“Operation Reframe, our police led partnership approach to keeping women safe in the city at night, that Caroline has been so instrumental in developing, has become a leading safeguarding initiative in the city to keep women in the nighttime economy safe and feeling safe,” O’Doherty went on to say.

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